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Walmart begins hunt for seasonal help

Monday, October 17, 2016 by The Press in Local News

Walmart will be hiring several hundred people to work in its online fulfillment center in Bethlehem at 3215 Commerce Center Blvd. for the holiday shopping rush.

The company is also trying something new – it will keep seasonal associates in its HR system, making it easier for them to pick up hours and earn extra money during the year, based on seasonal volume. In the past, Walmart used third parties to staff up during the busy holiday season.

“We want our seasonal workers to have a deeper connection to Walmart and our customers and we think this is the right way to do that,” said Justen Traweek, vice president Walmart eCommerce Operations & Fulfillment. “We want to create a long-term relationship with these seasonal associates by making them eligible to transfer to open positions or giving them the opportunity to earn extra money throughout the year by picking up shifts as the need arises.”

For many just looking to work during the holidays keeping them in the system will make it easier for them to come back year after year.

“Not all of our seasonal associates are interested in a year-round positions, and we are taking a new approach to keep those folks engaged for opportunities to earn extra money throughout the year and to come back year after year to help around the holidays,” Traweek said.

These hourly positions also come with opportunity and flexibility. Each facility has a variety of shortened shifts for the candidates to pick from so they can have a schedule that fits their life.

The hiring process is open now and will remain open through November. To apply, visit walmartcareers.com/eComSeasonal.