The Talent War: Walmart And Amazon Compete For A Better Workplace

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With unemployment at record lows, the retail industry is facing a talent shortage. And the persistent perception that retail is a “lousy job” based on the physicality of moving and standing for long periods, unpredictable hours, often lower pay, and lately, worker safety (both behind the scenes as well as front of the house) is pitting Walmart against Amazon once again, this time in the race for talent.

This week, we are taking a look at changes both Walmart and Amazon are making to become better corporate citizens when it comes to the workplace, whether it’s increasing wages or supporting education, paid family leave, workplace safety and more. It’s a head-to-head battle with both companies stepping up efforts to fill the gaps and even the playing field, and attract and retain workers.

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