Friday, April 10, 2020

Walmart hires 100,000 to meet surging demand, as toilet paper and sewing machines fly off the shelves

Walmart said it’s seen a surge in demand for hair color, beard trimmers and sewing machines as Americans stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic — and it’s still working hard to keep up with a spike in toilet paper sales.

The big-box retailer has hired more than 100,000 new workers over the past three weeks to help it keep shelves stocked and fulfill online orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s executive vice president of corporate affairs, Dan Bartlett, told CNBC’s Courtney Reagan. . . . more