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

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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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