Walmart has announced plans to add an additional 10,500 full-timers to its U.S. workforce in the coming years.
The expansion will be a “huge job creator for Walmart and our associates, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement released Thursday.
The move will bring Walmart’s full- and part-time workforce to an estimated 100,000 by 2023, a new record for a U.K.-based retailer.
Walmart, which is the world’s largest private employer with more than 8 million employees, has already ramped up hiring in recent months as it works to expand into new markets and markets with fewer employees.
The retailer has announced its plans to increase its global workforce from 8.2 million in 2016 to 10.3 million in 2023.
The announcement comes after Walmart announced last month that it plans to launch its online grocery delivery service in 2019, a move that has raised concerns that the company is focusing too much on growth at a time when it is facing stiff competition from Amazon and other retailers.
Walmart also announced that it will expand its home delivery service this year to 30 cities.