This week, thousands of Walmart associates are in Bentonville, Ark., to celebrate the annual shareholders' meeting. So are hundreds of Walmart protesters, some employees, most organizers, all demanding better wages and working conditions. The protesters have so far grabbed much of the media coverage; but what... Read More »
A handful of Walmart workers in Maryland and Texas walked off the job on Thursday. With the support of the labor group, OUR Walmart, they filed "unfair labor practice" charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the mega-retailer of threats of retaliation. Walmart managers "unlawfully and... Read More »
Walmart was quick to dismiss the Black Friday strikes at their stores as a failure, claiming it had record Black Friday sales regardless. But last week, Walmart's U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon made an announcement that led some Walmart organizers to believe they were finally handed a victory. Read More »
A new lawsuit accused Walmart Stores Inc. and two staffing agencies of requiring temporary employees to show up early for work, stay late, and work through lunch at the world's largest retailer.
The proposed class action, filed Monday in a Chicago federal court, alleged that Walmart and the agencies violated... Read More »
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Wednesday that the discount retailer was bringing 4,000 new jobs to South Carolina, an investment of $400 million in the state over the next five years.
"We believe South Carolina is a great place for us to invest and a great place to grow," company CEO Bill... Read More »
Attention Target Team members, did you ever wonder how your job stacks up against similar positions at the world's largest retailer, Walmart? Though the two chains may have different corporate cultures, according to PayScale, the rivals' rank and file have plenty in common, in addition to stocking scads of... Read More »
I started out at Walmart as a lowly cashier in 1999. It was just an after-school job, something to pay for going to the movies with my friends and to fuel my video game addiction.
Apparently, I was good at what I did, because I got promoted to customer service manager, and then to a job in the accounting... Read More »
Industry: Discount Retail/Grocery
Headquarters: Bentonville, Ark.
CEO: Mike Duke
With over 2 million employees worldwide, Walmart Inc. is the largest private employer in the United States. The company has steadily grown since founder Sam Walton opened the first Walmart-branded store in 1962. Read More »
My name is Jerome Powell and I'm a 22-year-old student majoring in Business and Marketing at Bluefield State College. I applied for a cashier position at Walmart in February 2010.
To apply, I went to a Walmart store and completed a job application on a small computer in the employee break area at the back of... Read More »
Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., initiated an open-door policy seldom seen in business today. He was actually receptive to employee suggestions. One Walmart staffer proposed, due to increased shoplifting problems, that it might be beneficial to post greeters at each Walmart entrance. Sam's vision... Read More »