Walmart’s Mexican unit plans to double the number of people connected to its cellphone service this year, Reuters reported on Tuesday (March 15th).
The service is called BAIT or Bodega Aurrera Internet y Telefonia, and it would serve more than 2 million people in the country.
“We now represent almost 2% of the total mobile phone lines in Mexico since we launched the service less than two years ago,” said Beatriz Nunez, Chief Growth Officer.
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Additionally, Walmart is aiming for a full fleet of electric delivery vehicles by 2027.
PYMNTS wrote that Walmart recently announced other improvements, including Walmart Global Tech’s announcement that it plans to hire more than 5,000 associates globally this fiscal year, as well as adding hubs in Toronto. and in Atlanta.
Global Tech is the retail giant’s fastest growing corporate team, with Suresh Kumar, executive vice president, chief technology officer and chief development officer, Walmart Inc., saying the group is responsible for developing and managing the fundamental technologies upon which customer experiences are built.
This includes cloud, data, enterprise architecture, DevOps, infrastructure and security management.
Global Tech has over 20,000 associates worldwide and wants to add cybersecurity professionals, architects, developers, software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, technical program managers and product managers .
They also want to add more jobs in Toronto, including 45 full-time associates, including software developers, product managers and technical program managers.
The company’s Atlanta center also wants to add employees in software engineering, AI, machine learning and data science.
The company recently opened its application period for its ninth annual Open Call event, which aims to drive product and innovation for Walmart as it seeks to add more merchants to its marketplace.
Global Tech reportedly has 16 hubs, including Silicon Valley and northwest Arkansas, as well as Dallas and India, with plans to add more in the future.