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 http://careers.walmart.com

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 http://walmartcareerswithamission.com.

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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