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The policy tweak over the weekend came after recent backlash on canada goose outlet niagara falls social media. A 2016 Walmart policy shift changed the responsibilities for greeters, which led to worries among some workers with disabilities that they would lose their jobs. Those workers will now get more time to find new jobs within the company.

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Greeters at the entrance of stores have been a staple of Walmart since the early 1980s, when founder Sam Walton created the job based on a Louisiana store worker suggestion.

are a big part of our company and culture, Walmart said in 2016. customers with an excellent first impression is part of Walmart broader strategy to ensure simpler, more canada goose sale outlet review convenient shopping. and cheap canada goose gilet other company executives believed front door greeters added to the of our stores and helped deter shoplifting, according to former Walmart COO Don Soderquist autobiography. Other retailers, including Costco, have relied on store greeters to try to improve the customer experience and prevent theft.

In 2012, Walmart moved greeters from the front door to inside the stores to aid customers in aisles and help with upkeep. But the company quickly reversed course. In 2016,Walmart brought back greeters, but changed the title and expanded the requirements for the job.

Canada Goose Coats On Sale Walmart created a new position, host, that replaced the role of traditional greeters at some Walmart stores. The job came with higher pay and expanded responsibilities like checking receipts, helping with returns, and keeping entrances clean. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

buy canada goose jacket cheap But greeters had to apply to become canada canada goose outlet goose black friday deals 2019 hosts. Walmart said in 2016 that it expected more than 80% of greeters to become hosts or find a new position at the company. For workers who were unable to find another job at the company, Walmart offered severance pay. buy canada goose jacket cheap

canada goose uk outlet Walmart has slowly rolled out the host job to around 1,000 stores since the plan was first introduced, and the switch has created a challenge for workers with disabilities. canada goose uk outlet

canada goose clearance As Walmart expanded the program to new stores, some greeters with disabilities were not able meet the new requirements canada goose outlet in usa for the position. For the host job, workers must be able to lift 25 pounds, clean up spills, collect carts and stand for long periods of time, NPR reported on Monday, citing interviews with workers and documents it reviewed. canada goose clearance

canada goose clearance sale Five Walmart greeters with disabilities who feared losing their jobs in April spoke to NPR, either directly or through a family member. canada goose clearance sale

been very stressful, one employee in Alabama whose greeter job is being replaced told NPR. gives me a place to go every day, where I not sitting at home, he said of his job at Walmart.

Other stories of greeters with disabilities who were told their greeter jobs will be replaced by host positions gained attention in recent weeks. In Pennsylvania, Adam Catlin, a 10 year Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy, was told that the greeter position at his store was changing. His motherposted his storyon Facebook, and it spread online.

canada goose factory sale Catlin has been offered another role in his canada goose outlet jackets store, Rushing said. It plans to offer jobs to other greeters with canada goose jacket uk womens physical disabilities in the coming weeks. Another longtime greeter with disabilities whose story drew attention, Jay Melton,accepted a job with Walmart as a self checkout host, the company said on Thursday. canada goose factory sale

buy canada goose jacket Walmart Rushing canada goose mens uk said greeters without disabilities whose jobs will be replaced by hosts receive a 60 day transition window to find a new role at the company. Rushing said Walmart will extend the time period for greeters with disabilities to find other work at Walmart. buy canada goose jacket

On Thursday, Walmart US CEO Greg Foran wrote a memo to all store managers in the country. He said Walmart was looking into each employee case on a case by case basis the goal of offering appropriate accommodations that will enable these associates to continue in other roles with their store.