A new Walmart Neighborhood Market will open in Hickory in September.
Walmart said it’s hiring up to 95 full- and part-time workers to staff the store ahead of the opening, and the company has set up a temporary hiring center at Springs Crossing shopping center, 3210 Springs Road NE.
The new store will be located at Springs Road NE and McDonald Parkway, a Walmart spokeswoman said.
The majority of new workers will begin in September to prepare for the store’s grand opening. An exact opening date and store address weren’t immediately available.
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Applicants can apply at the center Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those interested can also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com, and can contact the hiring center at 828-256-9004.
Walmart said it will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty. Veterans interested in employment can visit http://walmartcareerswithamission.com for additional details.
Benefits available to eligible full- and part-time workers, Walmart said, include affordable health care coverage, matching 401(k) contributions, discounts on merchandise, life insurance, stock purchase program and a quarterly incentive based on store performance.
The Neighborhood Market is Walmart’s version of a traditional grocery store. It typically offers an array of fresh groceries, meats, frozen foods and a pharmacy.
Walmart is the biggest grocery chain in the Charlotte area by market share, right above Harris Teeter, according to sales-tracking firm Chain Store Guide.