Walmart Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving This Year

Walmart Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving This Year

Jonathan Weiss

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For the first time in 30 year, Walmart will be closing its stores on Thanksgiving.

With COVID, stores are rethinking their approach to the holiday season, the busiest time of the year. Since the 80s, Walmart has been open on the holidays.

“We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones,” John Furner, CEO of Walmart U.S., said in a statement. Furner also said Walmart will spend about $428 million in total on special bonuses for its full-time and part-time employees for working through the pandemic.

Hourly workers will receive a bonus of $300 and part-time and temporary workers will get $150 each. The bonuses apply to employees hired as of July 31 and will be paid out on Aug 20, the company said.

So make sure you have everything you need for Thanksgiving the first time around this year because there will be no sending your kids to the store on Thanksgiving when you realized you forgot something. 

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: CNN