Image for illustrative purposes
Image for illustrative purposes

QCOSTARICA – “Demostradora”, “promotora”, “impulsadora”,  and “displays” are some of the job descriptions used for the people you see in the aisles of retail stores (mainly supermarkets) giving out free samples or explaining the product as you go about your shopping.

In most cases, these people do not work for the supermarket, rather they are outsourced, employees of an agency, supplier or product distributor working under contract with the retailer.

The Walmart company, that includes Walmart, Masxmenos, Maxi Palí and Palí chain of supermarkets announced Tuesday that it will make changes and hire staff directly to service the points of sale, especially in high traffic locations and times.

The company said it will be hiring 1,500 people for all its stores, with the aims of improving sales.

In a statement, the company explained that those interested can apply at the website www.miempleowalmartcr.com.  Applications can also be left at any of the company’s 185 stores across the country.

Walmart (Mexico and Central America) says that currently some 500 outsourced people fill the aisles of its stores daily, which may choose to apply for a direct job with the retailer.