The holiday season has quickly become a shopping season. To keep up with consumer demand many big box retailers like Walmart make a push to hire seasonal workers to help with the shopping crush.
Walmart’s seasonal jobs are focused at their distribution centers, as their online business continues to grow. Walmart maintains a longtime practice of increasing permanent store employee hours to cover seasonal rushes - but you may still find in-store roles.
Hiring for seasonal positions (which typically begins in October) is quick – applicants are usually scheduled to work within a couple of days. Fulfillment center jobs, both part time and full time, pay between $15.75 and $24 per hour, depending on the job, geographic location, and hours worked. In some markets, Walmart offers peak seasonal hourly increases of up to $8.
Distribution centers service all Walmart locations and e-commerce brands.
There are three main functions at fulfillment centers: inbound (receiving product), outbound (shipping product), and loader/unloader. Associates may be cross-trained to perform any of the jobs on a given day.
Warehouse Associate positions are in a fast-paced environment where workers pick and ship customer orders. Employees must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, as duties on any day can include picking, packing, order-filling, and loading and unloading.
Power Equipment Operators are needed to pick and ship larger items that weigh more than 60 pounds. The work of picking, packing, and loading/unloading is assisted by such equipment as forklifts and pallet jacks.
Seasonal work at Walmart can sometimes turn into a regular full-time job, as the company continues to expand online commerce. Apply for one of these positions and you could find a holiday job in a couple of days!