Wal-Mart will hire 95 employees for the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at S.C. 544 that is on track to open in May.
Jobseekers can apply online at http://careers.walmart.com or at a temporary hiring center that opened Monday at 2156 Highway 17 Business in Garden City Beach. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached by phone at 651-2899.
Wal-Mart is filling all positions, including workers for the sales floor and receiving, part-time and full-time jobs.
Most workers will start in April to get the 46,000-square-foot store ready to open in mid-May.
This will be the first Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the Myrtle Beach area, and it will anchor a new shopping center at the corner of S.C. 544 and U.S. 17 Business across from Ocean Lakes Family Campground. The other stores for the new center haven’t yet been announced.
The Neighborhood Market stores, which are much smaller than the massive 182,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenters, aim to make it more convenient for shoppers to snag some groceries, including organic and natural items, or pick up prescriptions.
The Neighborhood Market stores feature a pharmacy and a grocery area that includes fresh produce, meats, dairy products, bakery and deli items. The store also sells household supplies and health and beauty products.
This Neighborhood Market also will have extra space for beach-related merchandise.
There are no plans to close any of Wal-Mart’s other area stores -- including a Supercenter just a few miles away at S.C. 544 and U.S. 17 Bypass -- with the opening of the Neighborhood Market.
Wal-Mart has a strong presence in the Myrtle Beach area with about a half dozen stores and a Sam’s Club. It is one of Horry County’s largest employers, with roughly 2,100 workers.
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