Walmart pays bonuses to 3,400 area employees

Walmart is paying bonuses to some 3,400 Dayton-area employees. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

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Walmart is paying bonuses to some 3,400 Dayton-area employees. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

Walmart said 3,400 Dayton-area employees and more than 29,000 in Ohio, have received a share of more than $157 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ performance in the fourth quarter.

The bonuses, along with an annual pay raise, will be included in the workers’ March 9 paycheck, the company said.

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“Workers in the Dayton area shared more than $475,000 in bonuses paid in the region, $5.4 million throughout Ohio,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement.

For the full fiscal year, U.S. associates shared more than $700 million in bonuses, the company said.

“We’re proud to be leaders in the new world of retail. No other retailer offers as wide a range of jobs, training opportunities, room for advancement, benefits and the opportunity for financial advancement as Walmart,” Dann Moore, Walmart regional general manager for Northwest, Central and Southern Ohio, said in the company’s release. “We have invested in wages and training to create a system that can help our associates go as far as they want to go.”

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