Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Walmart Hires Almost A Quarter-Million Workers As Sales Soar

The retailer says it hired 235,000 staffers to keep up with demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Its online sales jumped 74%. Shoppers visited stores less frequently but spent more on each trip.

Copyright 2020 NPR

Alina Selyukh is a business correspondent at NPR, where she follows the path of the retail and tech industries, tracking how America's biggest companies are influencing the way we spend our time, money, and energy.