Walmart Announces It Will Close on Thanksgiving Day
Walmart and other retailers announced to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Walmart announced it will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day in order to avoid crowds and give its employees time to spend with their families. Walmart also announced there will be another round of bonuses.
The bonus will be prioritized to the workers who were and are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the press release of the company, the total amount the company will give is $428 million.
The press release further states the company will distribute $300 million for full-time hourly workers and $150 million for part-time hourly hours and temporary workers.
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The Walmart USA's CEO, John Furner, said, "Our associates have been working at an incredible pace, they’ve solved problems, and they’ve set an amazing example for others."
The statement further read, "To further appreciate their incredible work, we are pleased to share another special cash bonus this summer."
Meanwhile, another retailer of the country, Target has also announced a similar decision. The company announced it will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Target's CEO, Brian Cornell, added, "The investments we’ve made in our business and our incredible team have enabled us to move with flexibility and speed to meet guests’ changing needs during this global pandemic."
It further read, "This year more than ever, a joyful holiday will be inseparable from a safe one, and we’re continuing to adjust our plans to deliver ease, value, and the joy of the season in a way that only Target can."
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