Walmart hiring about 200 new workers

Staff reports

The new Walmart on Lady’s Island will be hiring about 200 people to fill positions at its new store.

While new jobs are welcome, many community members have raised concerns about traffic in the area and the need for more and better infrastructure to handle the large store.

A recent traffic study was presented to the community to address those concerns (see page B4  for more information on the traffic study).

Meanwhile, a temporary hiring center has opened at 3 Celadon Drive in Lady’s Island.

Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Interested applicants can also apply online at careers.walmart.com.  

The majority of new associates will begin work in April to help prepare the store for its grand opening.

According to store manager Gene Wallace, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. 

“We are excited to begin building a team to serve the Beaufort and Lady’s Island community,” said Wallace in a release.

Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of health and well-being benefits including healthcare coverage with no lifetime maximum.  Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly cash bonus based on store performance.

In addition, Walmart will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment began on Memorial Day 2013. Interested veterans can visit walmartcareerswithamission.com.

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