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Walmart Hiring 150,000, Starting Parking Lot Virus Testing Soon

  • Workers to help meet surging demand for everyday goods
  • Covid-19 testing could start as early as this weekend
Operations Inside A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Location Ahead Of Black Friday
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Walmart Inc. is hiring 150,000 temporary workers to meet surging demand for everyday goods, as the U.S. retail giant prepares to start coronavirus tests in store parking lots this weekend.

The new employees will largely work in distribution centers and many will become permanent staff over time, Walmart said in a statement. The company is also slated to begin virus tests in the Chicago area as soon as tomorrow, in conjunction with health officials and drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc..