Walmart will add 2000 IT staff. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is preparing to bring 2,000 technology professionals during 2019 to support its operations in stores and online.
Quoting Walmart CTO commentary Jeremy King in an interview with Bloomberg TV, said recruitment would increase retailer IT staff by more than a quarter. At present, there are around 7,500 IT experts. By 2018 the retailer employs 1,700, Bloomberg said. Walmart brings staff to help its efforts to expand the eCommerce business and complete its shop with advanced technology including robots and rack scanning technology. It emerged when Walmart was locked in a battle with Amazon and had been able to steal several customers from its number one rival. Some digital tools that are expected to be supported by IT professionals include sophisticated algorithms that speed up online ordering and map routes through stores. It also has a roadside shop pick-up service, which Bloomberg notes already exists in 2,100 stores and is expected to increase to 1,000 additional by 2019.
Walmart will add 2000 IT staff
One example of Walmart’s new technology is testing is the ability for customers to take photos of a furniture they like and then use the mobile application to look for similar products by Hayneedle.com. A piece of furniture can be in someone’s home, retail showroom or a magazine page. Also recently discussed the idea of Ã¢â‚¬â€¹Ã¢â‚¬â€¹shipping directly to the customer’s fridge as the future of food delivery. In a scenario outlined in a recent interview with CNBC, Marc Lore, president and CEO of the eCommerce business in the US, said customers would get the code once when they ordered, and a freight forwarder “with a camera on their chest. “Will enter and put food in someone’s fridge.
Besides fighting Amazon at retail, it will now fight for top IT talent in Sunnyvale, California and Northern Virginia, where Walmart has a small technology team. Amazon has appointed Arlington, Virginia as one of the houses for its second headquarters.