Walmart Gives $13.7 Million in Bonuses to LA Workers Because of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Mar 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Walmart, Louisiana's largest private employer, is giving $13.7 million in bonuses this month to its more than 37,000 statewide employees as a result of tax reform.

Walmart is just one of the more than 400 companies delivering bonuses, increasing wages and improving benefits for employees as a result of Republicans' efforts to roll-back taxes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Earlier this year, the company announced it would increase the starting wage for all hourly associates to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits, and provide a cash bonus of $1,000 for eligible associates, benefitting more than one million employees nationwide.

With millions of Americans seeing bonuses, increased wages and better benefits as a result of tax reform, it's clear the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is no "Armageddon." 

To read more from The Advocate on bonuses in Louisiana click here.

To see the growing list of companies increasing wages, investments, jobs, and bonuses because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, click here.