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Bloomberg reports that Walmart is testing a new dress code in a small number of its US stores, allowing employees to wear blue jeans instead of khakis for the first time. They’ll also be allowed to wear solid color shirts in any shade, instead of just light blue or white.

According to the story, “The proposed changes are the latest employee-friendly step Walmart has taken in recent months as its battles other retailers to recruit and retain cashiers and shelf stockers. In February, it boosted its starting hourly wage and doled out bonuses to employees. It has also expanded its parental-leave policy and added an adoption benefit. The moves come as the nation’s unemployment rate has plummeted to 4.1 percent from 5.7 percent in 2015.”

Facial tattoos, however, remain prohibited.
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