Walmart to offer bonuses to keep warehouse workers on the job through the holidays

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A Walmart package is unloaded from a trailer to be sorted at a FedEx ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesWalmart is giving weekly bonuses to warehouse workers, as the retail giant competes in a tight labor market and ramps up for the holiday season, the company told CNBC.The discounter is offering additional pay, based on the facility's location and the worker's role and shift. For some full-time workers, that will add up to $200 more per week and could be more if they work overtime, according to Walmart spokesman Scott Pope. That extra pay began this month and will continue through the fiscal year at the majority of distribution and fulfillment centers, he said.Walmart's warehouse workers already have higher pay than store associates. Employees in distribution and fulfillment centers had an average hourly wage of $20.37, excluding drivers, higher than the average wage of $14.61 for Walmart U.S. at the end of 2020, according to the compan
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