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Walmart Unveils Plan to Hire 20,000 New Employees

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 21: Wal-Mart employee Anna Hines walks through the parking lot of the soon-to-opened Wal-Mart September 21, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The controversial new Wal-Mart, Chicago's first, is set to open September 27, 2006 in the wake of a defeated Chicago wage law that would have set minimum "living wage" requirements for big box stores. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Walmart is looking for more than a few good people. More than 20,000, in fact.

Officials with the retail giant say they need more people to fill positions at their distribution and fulfillment centers, including order fillers, forklift operators, freight handlers, technicians and managers. Pay for the gigs, which will be permanent, starts at $20.37 an hour, they say.

“As our business continues evolving to meet the needs of today’s customers, having a robust supply chain is more important than ever,” reads a statement released by Walmart, which already employs more than 1.6 million Americans.

Is it better to be in a low-paying job that you love, or a high-paying job that you hate?


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