Sam’s Club hiring 2,000 workers for holiday season

by Lindsay Keener

American retail-warehouse Sam’s Club is looking to hire 2,000 seasonal workers before the start of the upcoming holiday season.

Hoping to make holiday shopping easier for their members, Sam’s Club is expanding its team of full-time workers to better prepare for the increased number of shoppers.

“We take our cues directly from our members, and they’re telling us they’re ready for and excited about holiday shopping this year,” said Megan Crozier, Chief Merchandising Officer, Sam’s Club in the news release. “Our merchants are making this holiday extra special for our members across categories – from food and holiday décor to one-of-a-kind gifts – with more high-quality items at amazing members-only values, and special experiences they can’t find anywhere else.”

The positions will be in their fulfillment and distribution centers. Fulfillment center hourly associates will receive a pay increase of $2 an hour during the holiday season, according to the company.

As a gift to its members, Sam’s Club has already started rolling out holiday deals and has placed a greater emphasis on completing e-commerce orders. Members will be able to purchase items online through the “Ship from Club” program and get them delivered. Online shopping has proved to be a go-to method for many consumers hoping to avoid coming into contact with COVID-19.

“COVID-19 has changed how our members shop and the experiences they desire,” Sam’s Club Chief Member Officer Tony Rogers said in a statement. “We’re listening and evolving our approach to meet their needs.”

Reprinted from the Michigan Chronicle.

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