New Columbus Walmart now hiring

New Columbus Walmart now hiring

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Walmart will hire up to 190 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Markets slated to open this winter in Columbus.

A temporary hiring center has opened for both stores at 5870 Veterans Parkway, Suite N.

According to store managers John Nickerson and Anthony Thigpen, the stores will be hiring both full- and part-time associates.

"Walmart is a company with many opportunities for professional growth, and we plan to build our team with individuals who are committed to customer service," said Nickerson.

"We are excited to bring this new store to Columbus and look forward to meeting potential applicants as we build our team of associates," said Thigpen.

Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at

Walmart will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment launched on Memorial Day 2013. Interested veterans may find out more at

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 incentive based on store performance.

The majority of new associates will begin work in November to help prepare the stores for their grand openings.

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