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Garner Wal-Mart looking to fill 350 positions

Posted June 10, 2009

— Wal-Mart is hiring 350 full-time and part-time employees for a new store expected to open in Garner this summer.

The majority of employees will begin work in July to help prepare the store for its opening.

Applicants can apply this week at the Wal-Mart Hiring Center at 21 Anna Drive, Suites 105 and 106, in Clayton for any positions, including supervisory positions.

The hiring center is accepting applications from 8 a.m .to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Applicants can also apply online.


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  • kmb0694 Jun 11, 2009

    GoGreen: Exactly what 100 businesses are going to close? Do you even know anything about this area?

  • kmb0694 Jun 11, 2009

    I applied on-line for a position at this new store about four weeks ago, but I haven't heard anything. Does anyone know when I might hear and if I should apply in person as well?

  • GravyPig Jun 11, 2009

    I don't like Wally World, and I don't shop there unless I have to. I used to work for Sam's Club, and if walmart is anything like Sams they limit your hours to 37.5 unless they authorize overtime for you specifically. They give you stock options, but the maintenance fees on those stocks stink. I would never work for them again.

    When Sam Walton passed, the whole company changed. Sam's philosophy was "Buy American, Sell American" and without him they have reverted to buy cheapest sell cheap.

    That being said, in todays times we need jobs. If these jobs will help people survive and keep their homes then I guess it is a necesary evil. At least they are providing some jobs in the US.

  • kmb0694 Jun 11, 2009

    This new store is in Johnston Co, not Wake.

  • chfdcpt Jun 10, 2009

    I remember living in Hillsborough when Walmart opened, and no downtown businesses were closed due to them. Same thing in Mebane. Funny how the same people that say we should not have bailed out the banks and the car makers also complain about Walmart.

    Maybe because I am old enough, I remember when the boogey man was Woolworth, then K-mart, then JC Penny, and the most evil of all, Sears.

    And last I remember, when you go to work for any employer, you start at the bottom and work your way up the chain.

    But of course, it is so much easier to criticize the largest retailer this time, like it was done with the other one I have mentioned.

  • Caveman93 Jun 10, 2009

    The future is looking bright! Go onto Walmart and all the promising careers it will offer thee for $6.50 and hour. May people keep buying your useless Chinese imports to stimulate our productive economy!

  • Dixiehazel Jun 10, 2009

    Yes Wal Mart is terrific they'll fire you for missing work with a doctor's note.

  • dookie4life Jun 10, 2009

    ACTUALLY, this is for the store at 40/42 in JOHNSTON county, it is a garner address even though it is just south of Clayton. That store is almost complete and the Walmart people start setting up the inside July 1st.

  • garnergirl Jun 10, 2009

    A minimum wage job is better than no job at all...

  • PaulRevere Jun 10, 2009

    God bless Wal-Mart!