COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Starting Thursday, Walmart associates in Ohio will be receiving cash bonuses the company promised them in January.
According to a release from Walmart, starting today, Ohio associates will receive a one-time $1,000 cash bonus for a total of $18.1 million in combined bonuses across the state.
The retailer will also begin increase its starting hourly wage for all associates to $11 an hour, and expand maternity and parental leave benefits.
The company also said it is creating a new benefit to assist employees with adoption expenses.
Walmart says they operate more than 170 retail units in the state of Ohio, and paid more than $157.5 million in taxes and collected more than $496.5 million in sales taxes in 2017.