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Walmart Opens Temporary Hiring Center to Staff New Grocery Store

Walmart will open a grocery store at 8455 Elk Grove Blvd. this fall.

About 75 people will get full and part-time jobs at the and the retailer has opened a temporary hiring center to help with recruitment.

According to a press release, interested parties can apply in person from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 8469 Elk Grove Blvd., Suite 6. Applications will also be accepted at http://careers.walmart.com.

Most of the new employees will begin work in September to prepare the new store at 8455 Elk Grove Blvd., the press release states. The store will be located in the same parking lot as an .

“We are excited to add this Walmart Neighborhood Market to Elk Grove and bring good jobs with career opportunities to the area,” the press release quoted store manager Sunny Edmisten as saying.

The press release also boasts about Walmart's employee benefits:

"Walmart’s benefit program is available to eligible full- and part-time associates andprovides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including medical insurance with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise for store associates, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid lifeinsurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance."

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What do you think about this new store? Will you shop there? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Cody Kitaura August 10, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Thanks for that link, Bwood. Are there specific businesses in Elk Grove you think will be hurt by this new Walmart grocery store?
Bwood August 10, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I can think of several grocers in the greater EG area that will be impacted by this opening, the closest being the high-dollar Nugget and Trader Joe's stores.
MMcBee August 16, 2012 at 07:10 AM
Trader Joe's offers totally diffrent food than a regular grocery store. TJ shoppers are not going to give up going to them over wal-mart. The nugget I'm sure is struggling period, and Wal-mart has nothing to do with it.
Bwood August 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I agree. The wine-and-cheese crowd will stay loyal to TJ's, no doubt. If Nugget is struggling, it's because their prices are not competitive and everybody knows it. It can't help but get worse for them when the Neighborhood Market opens ...
Matt M September 21, 2012 at 03:06 AM
if the union wasnt involved with raleys and nugget, and bel air ect... the market would be extremely competative. But the if leash isnt released, the constant closing of those markets are going to keep happening. The union had its place years ago, but its time for those companies and all alike to rethink their futures.

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