Sam’s Club to Add 2,000 Permanent Staff, to Extend Several Shopping Events

Sam’s Club last week announced that it will hire 2,000 more permanent workers as the holiday season approaches, and intends to extend several shopping events.

Sam’s Club announced last week that it wants to increase its workforce size as it braces for the holidays. Particularly, the members-only retail chain said it could add 2,000 more employees across its locations in the US. In addition, the company also plans to extend its shopping events to allow for more days for customers to seize more deals.

Sam’s Club Shopping Events

Sam’s Club, the American retail warehouse chain owned by Walmart, has said that it will prolong its shopping events. In particular, it will extend its One-Day Savings Events for both November and December. Its November Savings Event will run for nine days instead of one, from November 17 to November 15. Meanwhile, the event’s December counterpart will also extend to nine days, from December 5 to December 13. Additionally, Sam’s Club also announced the extension of its Thanks-Savings from four days to ten, running from November 20 to November 29.

Other events to take note of include the following:

  • November Instant Savings (October 28-November 29)
  • Cyber Monday Online-Only Savings Event (November 30)
  • December Instant Savings (December 1-December 24)

Hiring More

Moreover, Sam’s Club also said it will hire over 2,000 permanent, full-time staff from across the US. The company will assign the new hires in its supply chain operations across its fulfillment and distribution centers. Furthermore, Sam’s Club said that hundreds of those additional workers will staff the retailer’s recently commenced tech fulfillment center in Perris, California. 

Likewise, Sam’s Club parent company, Walmart, also said it will hire 20,000 more workers to staff its fulfillment centers during the holiday season. Business Insider also reports that some other retailers like Target and Kohl mentioned plans to hire seasonal workers.

‘Ship from Club’

In addition, Sam’s Club also announced a new program for this year. The “Ship from Club” will allow members to fulfill online orders from the inventory of over 100 locations in the country. The retailer expects that this will comprise of roughly one-fifth of all their online orders.

“COVID-19 has changed how our members shop and the experiences they desire,” Tony Rogers, the retailer’s chief member officer, said. He added that Sam’s Club listens to its customers and adapt to what they need.

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