Walmart Will Hand Out Bonuses as Some Wage Increases Expire
Walmart is paying hourly associates up to $300 each in a $390 million round of bonuses. The bonus comes as the temporary pay increases introduced during the coronavirus pandemic near their end. It is the second bonus Walmart has paid to its associates since the coronavirus hit.
Kroger also bumped pay for workers as the pandemic increased both demand and the risks associated with coming to work. The retailer called it a “Hero Bonus” and scheduled it to end in mid-May.
“Walmart and Sam’s Club associates continue to do remarkable work, and it’s important we reward and appreciate them,” said John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart US.