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Walmart to Hire 20,000 New Supply Chain Workers

Walmart is planning to hire 20,000 permanent associates to support operations at its Walmart and Sam's Club distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices, the Bentonville, Ark.-...

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Labor Woes Threaten Product Availability, CPG Group Warns

Demand for consumer packaged goods climbed 8.7% over already-elevated year-ago levels as producers continue to contend with labor challenges and higher material and freight prices, the Consumer Brands Association reported.

The new program, known as Fresh Start With Axonify, uses personalized online training games.

The retailer saw a continuation of recent trends in the second fiscal quarter of 2021: a better-than-expected performance for the retail segment, struggles in the military division and significant labor challenges.

The wholesale club details worker wage investments and a willingness to absorb rising prices to maintain momentum, and show value to members.

The discounter says it has raised pay to $15 to $19 per hour for store and warehouse employees while setting hiring week events to prepare for growth and the holiday season.

The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 5.4% as restaurants and bars saw big job gains. Food and beverage stores, meanwhile, lost 2,000 jobs after shedding 13,000 jobs in June.

The retailer has settled a lawsuit with federal authorities that had alleged it violated a worker’s religious rights by requiring he cut his hair before employment.

The retailer will offer access to "debt-free degrees" in partnership with Guild Education, and online and in-person programs from more than 40 colleges, universities and other schools.

Effective Aug. 3, Target will require masks for team members in areas of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission as defined by the CDC.

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