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As ‘Essential’ Retailers, Target and Walmart Spend Nearly $1B on Staffers

Where are fashion’s priorities? How sustainability will fare post pandemic is just one of many open questions. Join SJ on July 15 at 11 am for a webinar on how the crisis will affect future sourcing decisions and how to better measure progress.

Two titans of retail are throwing money at the pandemic problem. On Thursday, Walmart said it will hand out cash bonuses to hourly associates totaling more than $365 million in April, adding that it plans to hire another 150,000 temporary employees through May. These will be temporary positions at first but Walmart said many could…

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