Walmart awards bonuses

Staff report

COLUMBUS — As part of Walmart’s continued focus on improving and enhancing the store experience for associates and customers, the company recently awarded $7 million in second quarter cash bonuses to 31,600 hourly associates in Ohio.

The bonuses, which were based on stores’ performances from May through July of this year, are part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores have met their performance and customer service goals. Eligible associates can earn these bonuses four times a year.

Ohio bonuses were a portion of more than $201 million in quarterly bonus pay earned by associates nationwide as 99 percent of stores met performance goals.

More than 932,000 hourly associates received a second quarter bonus, up from 880,000 associates in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and 687,000 associates in fiscal 2015.

Staff report