A Walmart spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that the company has decided to stop accepting applications for its job application process.
Walmart’s job application system is “currently undergoing a complete change to ensure that all potential job applicants have the information they need to make an informed decision about their future employment opportunities,” the spokesperson wrote in an email to Business Insiders.
The company will also start accepting applications directly from job seekers, rather than through a “junk mail” application, the spokesperson said.
Walmart will continue to accept job applications through its website, Walmart.com, and other sources for now, the company said.
It will resume accepting applications through the company’s website at 10:00 a.m.
ET on November 6, the Walmart spokesperson said, when it will be back online.
Walmart did not say how many jobs it will accept during the transition period.
A Walmart spokeswoman told Business Insider in an earlier email that Walmart’s new system will allow applicants to “make informed choices about their employment opportunities” and “make an informed choice about the work opportunities available to them.”
Walmart’s hiring process is undergoing a major redesign, which is expected to help it better serve customers.
A year ago, Walmart announced it would be changing its hiring process.
It has since made significant changes to the hiring process and its website in order to make the process more transparent.
Walmart is currently hiring at least 10,000 new employees, and expects to hire more than 15,000 employees this year.