Jun 3, 2021 - News
New Walmart app lets employees view work schedules, clock in
A man holds a smartphone that shows Walmart's new app for employees
A Walmart employee shows off the new [email protected] app. Photo courtesy of Walmart

Walmart revealed a new app yesterday to help employees see work schedules, clock in, communicate with one another and locate merchandise.

  • To ensure access to the app, Walmart will provide more than 740,000 Samsung smartphones to employees by the end of the year, free of charge.
  • That's roughly half of its U.S. workforce.

Why it matters: Walmart's app combines HR functions with retail-related communications to help employees work more efficiently.

The phones are WiFi-enabled so employees can use them at work without cost. They can choose to use them as a personal device, but will have to pay for their own cell service.

  • The app, dubbed [email protected], will block work-related features while an employee is off the clock.
  • The company promises employees' personal privacy will be safeguarded.
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