“Air conditioners” H/T/r/oldpeoplefacebook
Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage came as the retail industry faces a rising number of workers quitting their jobs. Better pay is one way retailers can keep the people they already have, rather than constantly hiring new ones.
After decades of failed attempts to pass LGBT job protections through Congress, change could be coming instead through the historic civil rights law. A new memorandum from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission obtained by BuzzFeed News lays out the case.
The company has been teetering on the edge for years.
The world’s biggest retailer has been offering more and more in the way of financial services to its shoppers.
Walmart really is the gift that keeps on giving.
The sales really take place on Thanksgiving and Saturday now. But do you really want to go shopping on Thanksgiving?
The actor is still struggling nearly five months after the New Jersey crash that resulted in the death of Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian.
The retailer says it has a whole new kind of Black Friday — five days of deals. It’s a move away from the late-night stampedes and #WalmartFights.
Our get-it-now economy depends on enormous, futuristic warehouses — but the people who live in their shadows face lung-stunting pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.
The move will affect 2% of the company’s U.S. workforce, Walmart said on its blog today. Walmart is the nation’s largest employer.
“I love working at Walmart! You get to check out all the hot moms and matures.”
More Walmart worker confessions (and lots of other stuff) can be found on Whisper.
The transaction is valued at $8.5 billion.
Starbucks isn’t the only company to offer to pay for most, if not all, of the tuition costs to send its employees to college. Here’s a look at some other companies that offer to pay anywhere from $5,000 per year to 90% of tuition costs for their employees.
It’s physically impossible to watch this video without smiling.
The Las Vegas Police Department says Jerad Miller was fatally shot by police in the standoff Sunday at a Nevada Walmart, correcting earlier assertions that he was killed by his wife and accomplice Amanda Miller.
It’s hard to fathom how giant and pervasive the world’s biggest retailer is. The company’s workforce is almost the size of the Chinese army.
Seriously, don’t ever do meth.
The National Labor Relations Board claimed that the retail chain has fired and punished employees for participating in legally protected activities.
And you thought horse meat posing as beef was bizarre…
Additional garments destroyed in the fire were from other Western brands, including Wal-Mart, American Eagle, Uniqlo, and Zara.
As much as some people don’t like the idea of starting Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, it absolutely drew the crowds.
Judging from the video, it appears as though the fight started over a television.
Interestingly, many of these incidents occurred on Thanksgiving Day. Updated.
H/t to The Nation for learning it was created by a website tied to a former Walmart exec.
Doug McMillon, the head of its International division, is set to take over the CEO reigns from Mike Duke on February 1. Here are 6 facts to help acquaint you with him.
Instead of stockpiling pantries, consumers are now buying for just one week at a time. The effects are being felt in the earnings of packaged foods companies like Kellogg and Kraft.
A woman’s Oct. 22 Facebook post saying Walmart cashiers are quietly using cash-back to steal money from customers has gotten half a million shares. It’s actually a disproved claim that’s been circulating since 2004.
Consumers are spending big on cars, housing, e-commerce, appliances and home projects (“C.H.E.A.P.”) at the expense of new clothes and electronics, according to Citigroup.
John Liu, who oversees $140 billion in the New York City Pension Funds, is “disappointed” in U.S. retailers’ plan to improve factory safety in Bangladesh. He says that instead of their own plan they should have joined the legally-binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.