Walmart Seeks to Hire 150,000 Workers as Holidays Approach

Walmart Inc. said it aims to hire 150,000 workers ahead of the busy holiday shopping season, another sign that retailers are rushing to staff stores and warehouses in a tight U.S. labor market.

Walmart, the country’s largest private employer with around 1.6 million U.S. workers, has announced a string of hiring goals in recent months. As the holidays approach Walmart wants to “ensure we’re ready to help customers,” Julie Murphy, chief people officer for Walmart U.S., said in a blog post.