Walmart is opening more than half a million new jobs online.

    The online retailer says it’s boosting its workforce to fill the needs of its customers, including those with pre-existing conditions.

    The company says it will offer health insurance and other benefits to people who work remotely, as well as provide support to those who need it.

    The expansion comes after Walmart announced last year it will open 10 million more jobs online by the end of the year. 

    The company says the expansion comes as more people find that the internet helps them meet their online shopping needs. 

    “We’ve seen a lot of new businesses open up in the last few years, and Walmart is one of them,” Jeff Haines, senior vice president of marketing at Walmart, said during the company’s investor day on Thursday. 

    More from CBS News: Walmart has said that it expects to add more than 2 million jobs by 2020.

    In 2020, it expects more than 700,000 jobs.

    The number of retail employees at Walmart has increased about 100,000 since 2015.

    Walmart also expects to create about 200,000 direct-care jobs, but those will be in small businesses.


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