Wal-Mart plans to hire more than 1,300 seasonal workers in Louisiana for the holiday season at its 130 stores in the state.

Starting salaries will be at least $9 an hour.

Wal-Mart traditionally hires additional help during the holiday season after offering its employees the opportunity to sign up for additional hours. Employees initially hired as seasonal sales associates, cashiers and stockers often continue as full-time employees, the company said. The retailer employs 37,000 workers in the state.