In response to unprecedented demand in its stores, Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May, including more than 15,000 in Texas to work in its stores, distribution centers and fulfillment centers, the company announced Monday.

The hiring includes Walmart’s distribution center in Terrell.

In addition, Walmart announced a temporary $2 per hour pay increase for all hourly associates working in its e-commerce fulfillment centers through Memorial Day. Also, the company is offering a $250 referral bonus to fulfillment center associates who refer a new hire. New hires also will receive a $250 referral bonus, the company announced.

Through an expedited process, a person can apply online, get hired and begin working in a fulfillment or distribution center in as little as 24 hours, the company announced. Walmart is offering fulltime, part-time and temporary positions.

“Our supply chain associates have been so vital to Walmart’s ability to serve customers and communities during this time, and I am so proud of every one of them,” said Greg Smith, Walmart’s head of supply chain. “We’re growing, expanding and looking for more people who want to make a difference providing for customers.”

Depending on the location, employees at distribution centers start between $17 and $18 per hour. Employees at fulfillment centers start at anywhere between $15 and $19 per hour. The wages reflect the temporary pay increases.

Smith stressed that these jobs can provide not only cash, but also a career path.

To apply to work, visit Walmart’s career site on the Web.

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