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Walmart is giving out 740,000 Samsung Smartphones to store employees as the retail giant rolls out a new app for its workforce

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Walmart is unveiling a new, unified app for employees called Me@Walmart. “We believe it’s the first of its kind in the retail industry,” Walmart execs wrote in a blog post. The company is also distributing thousands of Samsung smartphones to its workforce. See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Walmart has announced a new app to streamline the workflow within its stores – and it means that thousands of workers may be getting a work smartphone in the coming months.

The Me@Walmart app is being introduced as a new, unified app for Walmart’s US store employees. The app will allow workers to “digitally clock in” with geo-fencing technology, check their schedules up to two weeks in advance, and request time off or scheduling changes. The app’s push-t0-talk feature is an answer to walkie-talkies, allowing workers to “instantly connect with one another.” It also features Ask Sam, Walmart’s in-house voice-activated personal assistant for employees.

As part of the app’s rollout, Walmart plans to give out 740,000 free Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro smartphones to its workers. The devices will come with a case and a protection plan, and