Walmart Inc. will give cash bonuses to hourly workers employed as of June 5, the company said Tuesday. That's in addition to bonuses paid April 2.
Once again, full-time workers at all U.S. stores, clubs, warehouses and offices, as well as drivers, will receive $300. Part-time and temporary workers will get $150. The bonuses will be paid June 25.
The Bentonville retailer is the nation's largest private employer, with about 1.5 million workers. The June bonuses will total more than $390 million, the company said.
John Furner, president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., said in a news release that the bonuses are in recognition of employees' service to their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
"All across the country, they're providing Americans with the food, medicine and supplies they need," Furner said.
Walmart and other big-box retailers have drawn criticism from some who claim they're not doing enough to protect employees from the virus or offering hazard pay or other compensation for workers' risk of exposure on the job.