Walmart to make two-thirds of U.S. hourly store roles full-time | Reuters

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FILE PHOTO: A Walmart worker organises products for Christmas season at a Walmart store in Teterboro, New Jersey, U.S., October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it expected to convert two-thirds of its U.S. hourly store roles to full-time positions by the end of the current fiscal year, as the retailer looks to retain workers.

Pickup and delivery businesses have boomed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting Walmart to create more full-time jobs for such roles with consistent schedules.

With the latest move, Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart will have 100,000 more full-time positions than it did five years ago, it said in a blog post here.

The retailer, whose fiscal year typically ends in January, employs about 1.6 million people in the United States, according to its website bit.ly/3thOR04.

Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni

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