The changing labor market could affect hazard pay

May 20, 2020
Bonuses for many essential workers is being rolled back this month. And high unemployment could push wages down, even for risky jobs.
An Amazon employee at the company's Staten Island distribution facility. The giant retailer is phasing out its hazard pay.
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Curbside pickup, delivery poised to boost Walmart sales

May 18, 2020
Walmart reports earnings this week, and is expected to show big gains in e-commerce amid the pandemic.
An employee restocks a shelf at an Ohio Walmart. Employees shop for customers for the chain's popular curbside pickup option.
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Crisis cuts many workers’ hours, extends workday for some

May 6, 2020
A Marketplace Edison Research poll found a third have lost hours but 16% are working more.
An employee restocks milk at a grocery store. Some businesses are seeing strong demand during the pandemic and increasing staff hours.
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Workers at Walmart, Amazon and beyond strike for better conditions

May 1, 2020
Employees are asking consumers to refrain from buying these companies' products or services.
Workers at Amazon — along with several other major companies — went on strike on Friday, calling for better working conditions.
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Coronavirus is pressuring some companies to offer paid sick leave

Mar 12, 2020
There is no federal mandate for paid sick time, though some states require it.
Walmart announced it would offer paid sick leave to employees diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Walmart focuses on freestanding clinics

Feb 17, 2020
New Walmart Health facilities in Georgia have separate entrances and they look like clinics, not Walmart stores.
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What will it take for in-home delivery services to grow?

Feb 12, 2020
In the grocery wars, every innovation counts.
Walmart InHome Delivery associate Nick Burmaster puts on the camera that will livestream the day’s deliveries.
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Walmart will deliver groceries directly to some customers' fridges

Oct 15, 2019
The retail will live stream the deliveries to you ... if you're comfortable letting a stranger into your home.
Walmart will deliver groceries directly to your fridge. Above, a Walmart store in Troy, Ohio.
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Toys R Us and Target make a holiday deal

Oct 8, 2019
The toy store's creditors — basically a bunch of banks — are trying to figure out how to make money from the brand.
Black Friday 2015, better days for Toys R Us.
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Why it's so hard to deliver groceries

Sep 12, 2019
Walmart, which is about to expand its unlimited grocery delivery nationwide, knows all about it.
Shopping bags lie on a checkout counter of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Troy, Ohio.
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