About 165,000 Walmart supercenter employees are about to get more pay, but it’s coming with more responsibility for how their stores operate and look. In two key departments, bakery and deli, Walmart will pay the $15 minimum wage that retail workers have been targeting for years.
An organizational structure that was tried out first last year at Sam’s Club and this year at Walmart Neighborhood Markets is coming to Walmart’s workhorse — the supercenter.
Supercenters will have small teams that are cross-trained and given responsibility “for specific parts of the store being in stock and meeting visual standards,” said Dacona Smith, chief operating officer at Walmart U.S.
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