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Walmart gives $5.2M in bonuses to NM employees

Walmart gives $5.2M in bonuses to NM employees Photo: MGN

J.R. Oppenheim
March 08, 2018 04:44 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Walmart handed out $5.2 million in cash bonus to its New Mexico's associates on Thursday.

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In total, Walmart doled out $560 million in total to its more than 890,000 employees across the United States. The bonuses are based on each store's fourth-quarter performances and the recent tax law changes.

The company will also increase its base pay wage to $11 per hour. Employees at an Albuquerque Walmart location on Central Avenue celebrated with a cookout.

"It's going to make us more competitive for an opening wage, so that's really cool," said Sean Oakley, a department manager. "And I think everybody has been expecting this on their paychecks for a couple of weeks, so we knew [March 8] was coming."

Walmart has 53 retail operations in New Mexico, spent $81.9 million on local suppliers and supports 7,359 supplier jobs. It paid more than $38.9 million in taxes and brought in more than $145.6 million in gross receipts tax.

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