Walmart has just recently announced that it was introducing new leadership roles and cross-training opportunities for employees. This is to help team members grow their careers and make more money!
Today, we’re taking the next steps by introducing a team-based operating model in our Supercenters – similar to the one that has been very successful at Sam’s Club over the past year and in our Neighborhood Market stores this year. We’re investing in new roles and skills training to give us the flexibility to serve customers anytime and anywhere. In turn, associates will have more room for career and pay growth.Walmart Press Release
I think this is fantastic! I know people that have worked at Walmart for ages, sure there are people that come and go, but there are many in for the long haul.
Across the store, we’re creating small teams of associates who will be cross-trained and given ownership of the work and their area for everything from in-stock to visual standards. This means they’ll gain more skills and be able to support associates who want to take time off or just need extra help during a busy shift. For example, associates who prepare fresh food will be trained to maintain pricing and standards in their area – giving them broader skill sets that allow them to help customers and grow their own careers.Walmart Press Release
New Changes and Pay Raises
The new roles and skills training will help people to learn new marketable skills and grow within the company. The pay bump for some team leader employees will be $18-21 per hour and some up to $30 per hour in Supercenters!
To lead the new teams, they are introducing new, leadership roles in its Supercenters. This is for both the salaried and hourly level. So, there will be the store lead (formerly co-manager), coach (formerly assistant manager), and team lead (formerly department manager). For more information on these new changes, please read the Walmart Press Release.