Wal-Mart Gives Workers $2B in Bonuses, Rewards

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 11:42 AM CDT
Wal-Mart has gained market share in the recession, Reuters reports, and is rewarding employees accordingly.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The recession has been kind to Wal-Mart, and it’s decided to share the wealth with the wage slaves. The mega-discounter will dole out about $2 billion in financial incentives to its hourly workers, Reuters reports, including $933.6 million in bonuses and $788.8 million in profit-sharing and 401(k) contributions. “While economic challenges forced others to step back, we moved forward,” Wal-Mart’s CEO boasted.