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•  CNBC reports that "Walmart announced Wednesday that it will be hiring 40,000 seasonal and full-time associates as the holiday season approaches.

"The company says it is hiring for a variety of positions, including seasonal store associates, customer service associates and 1,500 full-time truck drivers. Walmart has been building its private trucking fleet this year, increasing potential first-year pay up to $110,000 in April."

The story notes that "the seasonal hiring total is smaller than last year when Walmart added 150,000 mostly permanent and full-time associates, as well as 20,000 supply chain workers to help alleviate logistic bottlenecks.  The company says more than 50% of its seasonal U.S. associates will transition to part-time or full-time roles in the new year."