Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced plans to hire 60,000 seasonal workers for the holidays, according to a statement from Walmart U.S. Chief Operating Officer Judith McKenna. That's the same number the retailer announced in 2014. Seasonal workers will be hired at a starting wage of at least $9 per hour. Wal-Mart plans to have more associates working more hours this season, offering existing workers the first chance to add hours. The company will add department managers in more than 3,500 stores to serve customers who are picking up online orders. And there are plans to have more registers open during peak hours to speed along checkout times.
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