Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has come up on hot topic list as it is going to hire about 500 employees at its new Sunnyvale, CA, location to focus on @WalmartLabs, its E-Commerce innovation arm. These new recruitment’s will raise the total employee strength of this location to a notable count of 1,000.
As per 2014 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, Walmart.com is with an estimated $10.03 billion in 2013 web sales holds the 4th position. Record says @WalmartLabs has been buying up tech companies, including product search firm Adchemy, web site acceleration firm Torbit and predictive analytics firm Inkiru. Moreover Wal-Mart has acquired 12 technology companies in last three years which also is a notable fact.
Recently a Wal-Mart spokesperson said the company is nurturing the idea of expanding the office at Sunnyvale location which was incorporated in February last. Additionally it has established another e-commerce work station in Silicon Valley. A new unit is also opened in Sunnyvale, CA for the Walmart Global eCommerce operations. It is almost 30 miles away from the company’s San Bruno operation, where exists the @WalMartLabs e-commerce development division. So naturally all these developments are positioning Wal-Mart plans to double global e-commerce staff this year.
In the Sunnyvale office, around 500 employees already continues to work and there is a fair chance of recruiting another 500 staffs to make it a team of 1000 professionals in this location. Workers in this office will be set to work on projects related to online and mobile shopping which will be quite alike the operations in San Bruno office. On the other hand, the San Bruno office already has about 1,500 professionals altogether.
One of the spokesman said the company has established the office in Sunnyvale with a special interest of fishing talents from the available promising crowd in this location of South Bay. They have also highlighted the point that South bay has a higher number of technically qualified professionals and engineers who has the required expertise necessary for the company’s development.
The spokesman also added, in spite of a huge competition prevailing for tech talent they have become successful in attracting and retaining the qualified task force due to their work culture and the opportunities they provide for technologists to innovate at a global standard.
He did not forget to mention last summer they interviewed 10 candidates for every e-commerce professional it hired with a 94% acceptance rate for their job offers.