Walmart passes out some promotions | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Walmart passes out some promotions

Posted By on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Amid criticism of its low pay and large part-time workforce, Walmart made a PR move today with visits to selected stores to announce promotions to 25,000 employees among its 1.3-million workforce. They'll get better jobs, more responsibility and higher pay. This follows a September announcement that store was moving 35,000 employees from part-time to full-time status and 35,000 from temp workers to part-time status. In all, about 7 percent of Walmart workers are getting improved status from the moves.

Walmart has been battling criticism over the numbers of its workers who make less than $25,000 a year. Walmart has disputed critics' estimates, but has so far refused to provide full details.

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