Hoosier Walmart associates awarded bonuses of $10.6 million
Walmart hourly associates in Indiana received another special cash bonus in their paychecks Thursday, adding up to more than $10.6 million statewide.
The latest bonus – the third in less than three months – awards $300 to full-time hourly associates and drivers, $150 to part-time hourly and temporary associates and $400 to assistant managers. Associates must be employed by the company as of June 5 to qualify, which includes new associates who joined Walmart as part of the company’s recent hiring commitment.
Walmart has recognized associates for their many contributions during this unprecedented time by investing nearly $1 billion in two special cash bonuses, an early quarterly bonus payout and other initiatives.
With today’s associate bonus announcement of $390 million, Walmart has committed more than $935 million in bonuses for associates so far this year:
-- First special cash bonus, added up to $365 million: This bonus was issued for all U.S. hourly associates in stores, clubs, supply chain and offices on April 2. This bonus was also $300 for full-time hourly associates and $150 for part-time hourly associates.
-- Early payout of Q1 bonus, added up to $180 million: Recognizing the hard work ahead of Walmart associates as COVID-19 spreads and to help provide more cash in hand for them sooner, the company accelerated the payout for the associate quarterly incentive to April 30.
“We are so grateful to our associates for being there for customers and members during this difficult time, serving communities across the country,” Kathryn McLay, president and CEO of Sam’s Club, said. “Our associates’ efforts have been exactly what the country needed during this historic and uncertain time. They’ve made a real difference.”
Walmart will continue to look for ways to reward and recognize its associates, while staying focused on their overall wellbeing and safety. The company has implemented daily health screens and temperature checks, provided masks and gloves, and offered emotional wellbeing options such as virtual counseling. Walmart has also installed sneeze guards, limited the number of customers in stores, installed social distancing signage and instituted sanitizing protocols.