Walmart will hold a hiring event on Tuesday at its fulfillment center just east of Reno-Sparks in response to increasing sales for its online and brick-and-mortar operations.
The retail giant is looking to hire 40 workers to fill orders at its grocery distribution operation. Hourly wages start at $20.60 and can go up to $26.60 depending on the position, shift and schedule. The positions are full-time and include health and 401(k) benefits.
Walmart is hiring in response to strong sales results, said Tim Cooper, senior vice president for Walmart’s U.S. supply chain.
“Our grocery distribution centers are critical to helping ensure our local stores have what our customers need,” Cooper said.
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Walmart posted a record $152.1 billion in total revenue for its global operations in the fourth quarter, according to its latest financial report. Annual revenue for the 2021 fiscal year was at nearly $560 billion, up 6.7% from $524 billion year-over-year.
E-commerce continues to be a strong growth area for Walmart, which saw its e-commerce sales jump by 79% in the United States.
“This is a time to be even more aggressive because of the opportunity we see in front of us,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO.
The hiring event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. June 29 at the Walmart distribution center on 2155 USA Pkwy., McCarran, about 24 miles east of Reno. Qualified applicants could be hired on the spot, according to Walmart. Applications also can be submitted online at careers. walmart.com