Wal-mart jobs are still opening up, but it looks like the company isn’t getting the kind of attention it deserves.
The company is still open for applications to fill hundreds of thousands of positions, according to job seekers who responded to a survey from the online job site Glassdoor.
The survey shows the number of jobs at the company is at an all-time high, with the average salary at the retailer rising by more than $10,000.
The average starting salary is $56,000 and the average starting pay was $53,000, according the Glassdoor survey.
“Wal-mart’s job market is a little bit different from the job market in many ways,” said Glassdoor’s Ben D. Greenberg, adding that many job seekers don’t feel comfortable getting into Wal-marts because of the company’s image.
“I think the reason it is so good for people is because of their loyalty to the company, and they want to be part of something,” Greenberg said.
“The best way to get there is to find a job that fits you.
The job market can be very challenging at times.”
Glassdoor said it conducted the survey online and surveyed 1,000 job seekers from January through March, so it is a snapshot of the overall job market at the retail giant.
The retailer posted a net loss of $1.46 billion in the first quarter of 2019, but the quarterly loss was less than analysts had expected.
The stock closed Friday up nearly 6 percent at $52.97.
Wal-Mart reported a net income of $15.9 billion in its latest quarterly report, which also includes a $8.2 billion gain in net sales for the year, but Greenberg said the company will probably miss that mark.
The number of employees at the $1 trillion retailer was 6.7 million in the second quarter, down from 7.4 million a year ago, according data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Glassdoor said that for every job posted on Glassdoor, it received more than 700 responses.
Glassdoor also has a job board that provides job listings and job seekers can submit applications and feedback.