Walmart has announced some salary adjustments for its employees in the United States, a measure that applies to those who join the retail chain.
And that’s it the new employees of the supermarket chain They receive lower hourly pay than their previously-joined colleagues.
The measure took effect last July, but it was only last Thursday, September 7th, that the information was published by the Wall Street Journal.
Anne HatfieldA spokesman for the retail chain stated that the salary adjustments resulted in consistency in the hourly starting salary in the individual branches.
This, he said, will be reflected in improvements in staffing and customer service at Walmart.
Who do the new salary adjustments apply to?
Some of the employees to whom the new salary adjustments will be applied are the ones who collect online orders, among others.
Walmart stated that the Exception The employees would benefit from this salary adjustment in the deli, bakery, and car care departments.
As do those who, according to Walmart, need greater skills to complete their tasks.
The retail chain’s spokeswoman made it clear that these were salary adjustments that were not applicable to current employees.
“A consistent starting salary leads to consistent staffing and better customer service. At the same time, we are creating new opportunities for associates to learn new skills through in-store experiences and lay the foundation for their careers, regardless of where they start,” emphasized the Walmart spokesperson.
Hatfield acknowledged that it was difficult to rotate employees in different areas of the store due to the wage differences between employees.
In this sense, he pointed out that workers are part of the staff. He earns less than his other colleagues.
At the start of the year, Walmart had wages between $12 and $18 an hour, but announced an increase that took effect in February that was between 14 and 19 dollars per hour. This depends on the location of the branches.