Sam’s Club promises workers raises based on martial arts inspired training program

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The largest private employer in the world, Sam’s Club, is using martial arts as the inspiration for a worker incentive program.

Sam’s Club employees who make it all the way to Black Belt could add $5 to their hourly pay.

There’s no hand-to-hand combat involved. The program uses 4 levels: white belt, orange belt, blue belt, and black belt, as benchmarks for employees to learn skills.

Early levels will include things like encouraging butchers to learn knife skills, or training bakers in cake decorating.

Higher levels will involved budgeting and managing profits and losses.

Retail giant Walmart is Sam’s Club parent company.

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