Walmart (WMT) is looking to add 50,000 workers in the U.S. across its stores, clubs, campuses and supply chain facilities by April.

The retail giant announced the massive hiring spree just a day after it said it was hiring 5,000 tech workers globally and adding two new Global Tech hubs in Toronto and Atlanta.

The company added about 100,000 employees globally at the end of its fiscal year in January. It also hired 5,500 pharmacists and pharmacy managers in the U.S. in 2021 to help facilitate COVID vaccinations and brought on 4,500 truck drivers to ease supply chain challenges, The Wall Street Journal said.

According to Walmart, 75% of its store, club and field management started their careers as hourly workers. The retailer said it continues to offer greater responsibility and higher pay to employees, on average, within seven months of hire.

The average pay of a Walmart employee is $16.40 per hour, with starting wages going up to $30 an hour in select roles and markets, the company said.

According to the Journal, Walmart employs about 1.6 million workers in the U.S. and 2.3 million employees globally.

Benefits for Walmart workers include medical coverage as low as $31.40 per pay period, in most locations, with telehealth options available, nationwide fitness plans for $9 a paycheck, and 100% college tuition and book funding.

Also offered is a 401(k) plan on the first day of hire with a dollar-for-dollar company match on contributions up to 6% after one year, Walmart said.

“We’re committed to building a work environment striving for all associates to feel heard and that they belong,” Donna Morris, chief people officer at Walmart, said in a statement.

“We are standing up new ways to seek timely associate feedback and ideas. We know diversity is a key piece of the puzzle in creating that environment. That’s why we’ve embraced inclusive recruitment practices and diverse hiring to ensure our promotional, pay and hiring processes are fair and equitable,” she added.

Interested job candidates can apply for open positions at

As of Wednesday at 12:07 p.m. ET, shares of Walmart were trading at $145.61, down 17 cents, or 0.12%.

Walmart logo. AFP / Frederic J. BROWN