Walmart to add 10,000 jobs, open 59 stores this year

Walmart to add 10,000 jobs, open 59 stores this year
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If you’re looking for a new job, Walmart is going to be doing a lot of hiring this year!

The nation’s largest private employer has announced that it will add about 10,000 retail jobs through the opening of 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart and Sam’s Club locations, as well as e-commerce services.

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Walmart: We’re adding 10,000 retail jobs 

Walmart said about 24,000 construction jobs will be supported through the opening of the new facilities and the remodeling of existing locations.

‘Walmart is investing to better serve customers,” said Dan Bartlett, Walmart executive vice president for corporate affairs. “With a presence in thousands of communities and a vast supplier network, we know we play an important role in supporting and creating American jobs.”

Walmart also plans to create new “training academies” for existing employees. More than 225,000 associates will receive up to six weeks of specialty training in retail fundamentals to help them meet customer needs.

This announcement from Walmart comes as Macy’s and Sears have announced store closings and layoffs, and JCPenney is expected to do the same later this year.

Meanwhile, Amazon said it plans to add 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs by mid-2018. 

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