LINCOLN, Neb. -- Thursday, more than 890,000 Walmart U.S. associates are receiving a share of more than $560 million in total cash bonuses.
In Nebraska, Walmart associates are receiving approximately $5 million in combined bonuses.
Between Q4 performance bonuses, tenure-based bonuses, pay increases and recent paid time off (PTO) cash outs, more than $1 billion flowed to U.S. hourly associates during the months of February and March.
In January, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage for all hourly associates in the U.S. to at least $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits, and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000.
A new adoption assistance benefit of $5,000 per child – announced in conjunction with the other changes – went into effect on February 1.
“I began working at Walmart in 1990, and have been provided with amazing opportunities for growth throughout my career,” said Jim Keller, sporting good department manager at the Lincoln Walmart Supercenter. “The recent bonuses are just another way Walmart is recognizing long-term service and hard work, and I’m thankful for their continued support.”