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It pays to be a Walmart employee; $2 million

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Walmart employees in Hawaii are receiving approximately $2 million in bonuses. Across the U.S., 890,000 Walmart associates are receiving part of a share of over $560 million based on Q4 performance and recent changes in tax law. 

“It’s a great day for our Walmart stores in Hawaii,” said Lance McAlister, Hawaii Market Manager for Walmart. “All 10 of our Hawaii stores qualified for MyShare performance bonuses this quarter and I’m so proud of our more than 4,000 associates in the islands for coming together to make this happen"

The bonuses will be included in paychecks given March 8th.

Walmart in Hawaii has spent $219 million with local suppliers, and paid more than $17.7 million in taxes.  

February 1st, a new adoption assistance benefit of $5,000 per child was implemented. In January, Walmart announced plans to expand maternity and parental leave benefits, and one time cash bonuses for those eligible. 

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