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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wal-Mart to Add 200 Technologists

Further indication that high tech is steaming in retail.

Walmart to Add 2,000 to Technology Group This Year
Bloomberg  By Emma Chandra; Matthew Boyle

Walmart anticipates the hiring of 2,000 technology experts this year in an effort to bolster both its brick-and-mortar stores and its online presence. The company is looking for data scientists, software engineers, designers, and others to work in nine offices worldwide to support Walmart's efforts to expand its online business and embed in-store technology, such as robots that scrub floors and scan shelves. Walmart's new digital tools include algorithms that help store associates pick online orders faster by mapping the optimal route through the aisles. The company’s recruitment efforts will expand its competition with Amazon over the best technology talent beyond Silicon Valley, where both companies have offices, and into emerging corridors like northern Virginia.  ... " 

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