Jobless Need Apply: Walmart announced 300 job openings this week for new Compton store to open in January 2017. Courtesy Walmart
COMPTON — Walmart Supercentre has announced up to 300 job openings for local residents. To accommodate anticipated high interest, Walmart has opened a temporary hiring center at 420 S. Long Beach Blvd. Ste. 424, next door to O’Reilly Auto Parts.
Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested applicants also may apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. The majority of new associates, as Walmart employees are called, will begin work in December to help prepare the store for its grand opening.
According to store manager Diana Reyes the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. “We are excited to meet applicants and create a store full of associates to serve the Compton community” Reyes said.
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.
A job at Walmart means competitive pay and career opportunities. Last year, Walmart promoted 18,700 of its associates in California to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility. In addition, 10,000 in California were converted from part-time to full-time.
In addition, 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.
These 300 new associates in Compton will join the team of 89,666 Walmart associates in California.