Walmart to Hire 150 at New Cochran Store

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Updated: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:41:15 EST

Walmart will hire approximately 150 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this summer in Cochran.

A temporary hiring center has opened at 113 E. Dykes St. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Interested applicants may also apply online at

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company said it will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. Interested veterans may find out more at

Store manager Archie Swain said the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates.

“I’m excited to meet potential associates and bring good jobs to Cochran,” he 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 incentive based on store performance.

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

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