Walmart employs 35,000 in OK. Adding 95 more for new South OK City Neighborhood Market

SOUTH OKLAHOMA CITY — Walmart is bringing a new Neighborhood Market to Oklahoma City this fall, adding up to 95 additional associates to the more than 35,000 Oklahomans already employed by the company in the state.

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

According to store manager Bill Meek the store will be hiring full- and part-time associates. “We are excited to bring fast and friendly shopping to Oklahoma City and create a team to serve our community,” said Meek.

A temporary hiring center has opened at 839 SW 119th St. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.

Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health care 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.

Last year, Walmart promoted 6,800 of its associates in Oklahoma to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility. In addition, 4,600 in Oklahoma were converted from part-time to full-time.

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. Since that time, more than 120,000 veterans nationwide have found positions with Walmart. Interested veterans may find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com.

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