A new Walmart Supercenter scheduled to open this spring in South Gate will hire as many as 250 workers at the location, the company said Monday.
A temporary hiring center has been opened at 7503 Atlantic Ave., Suite G, about one mile north of the new store at the Azalea Shopping Center in Southeast Los Angeles County, according to Walmart.
“We’re glad to hear that the hiring of hundreds has begun and we look forward to the grand opening of the South Gate Walmart Supercenter,” said South Gate Mayor Gil Hurtado.
This store will anchor the new Azalea Shopping Center in Southeast Los Angeles County, and “help provide critically needed jobs and generate tax dollars furthering the revitalization efforts along the Firestone Boulevard Corridor,” Hurtado said. “This shopping center reflects what the community asked for: good jobs and convenient shopping opportunities in their own backyard.”
Walmart said interested job seekers can fill out applications in person at the hiring center or online at http://careers.walmart.com. The hiring center will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walmart is hiring both full- and part-time associates, and most will start working March to help for its grand opening, according to the company.
“I’m excited to reach out to the community and meet people who are eager to join our team at this new store,” said Fernando Reyes, South Gate Walmart store manager. “The South Gate store will offer the community a convenient one-stop-shopping option for affordable every day goods and a great selection of fresh, healthy grocery options.”
Walmart, which in recent months has come under increasing attacks from labor unions and other groups demanding higher wages and benefits and who are attempting to unionize the retailer, operates 45 stores and employs more than 14,000 associates in Los Angeles County.
In a statement released Monday, Walmart said “the average hourly pay for full-time associates in California is $13.08 and the majority of the retailer’s 81,000 associates in the state are full-time.”
Walmart further stated the company, through its “Veterans Welcome Home Commitment,” will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months.
Veterans interested in learning more about the program should go to http://walmartcareerswithamission.com .