Nightly News   |  September 23, 2013

Wal-Mart to create more fulltime positions

After undergoing criticism that the company skimps on benefits, Wal-Mart will elevate 70,000 employees to permanent part-time or full-time positions. Wal-Mart will also hire 55,000 seasonal workers. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> big news tonight from the nation's biggest employer, walmart. they are hiring 55,000 seasonal workers and elevating an additional 70,000 people to more permanent part-time or full-time positions, as we head into the holiday season . that means the company will be offering those workers more benefits. this move, as you may know, comes after a lot of criticism that the company skimps on benefits and on ongoing outside threat from labor unions . it comes amid complaints that recent workforce reductions made it harder to keep the shelves in walmart stocked.