Walmart to Hire 85 Additional Employees for New South Parkway Location

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Walmart will hire approximately 85 additional associates to work at the relocating Walmart slated to re-open this fall on south Memorial Parkway in Huntsville.

A hiring kiosk has opened inside the store, located at 2900 S. Memorial Parkway. Applications will be accepted 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Interested applicants may also apply online by clicking here.

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months and meets Walmart’s hiring criteria. Interested veterans may find out more by clicking here.

According to store manager Tonia Robinson-Coonrod, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. “We are excited to be relocating to better serve our customers and providing 85 additional jobs for residents of Huntsville,” said Robinson-Coonrod.

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, according to a news release.

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, according to the release. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.

The majority of new associates will begin work this summer to help prepare the store for its grand re-opening, according to the release.

20 comments

  • Nuclear Mike

    All of these employees we can asume are already receiving ‘food stamps” due to their WalMart benefits/wages.

    • Branko Pezdi

      ??? Your comment makes no sense. Is it some kind of kneejerk reaction against “evil” Walmart that so many brain-challenged fools make?

      • Say What

        Branko, Wal Mart employees receive $ 6.2 billion in federal welfare/aid. Wal Mart considers the taxpayer responsible for paying to keep their workers fed and ready to work. Also, 18% of all food stamps are cashed at Wal Mart. So, Wal Mart gets billions for their workers so that they do not have to pay a living wage and than turns around and makes money from their employees using their food stamps at Wal Mart! What a deal!

        See the Forbes (not a liberal rag) article linked below.

        http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/

      • Branko Pezdi

        “Living wage” is the kind of meaningless slogan that liberal fools love to spout.

        Economics 101: Everything is worth something, namely, what people will pay for it. This includes labor, which is just another commodity. In a free market the price of a good is balanced according to supply and demand. If Walmart paid its workers the same wages as an NBA player, the prices of the goods they sell would rise accordingly. Who would buy a $10,000 t-shirt, other than a liberal fool perhaps? What do you think would happen to a business that overpays its employees for the value of the labor they provide? What is so hard to understand about this?

        I find it totally incredible that brainwashed liberals are so clueless as far as common sense and everyday life are concerned. I suggest you start thinking for yourself instead of slumming at liberal websites that reinforce your ignorance, James.

      • Say What

        Branko, I noticed that you artfully dodged the main point about how many billions Wal Mart gets in your tax money to support their workers. I guess that is ok with you since you did not address it. I know that you understanding of economics is limited, so, I will define a living wage for you. A living wage is a wage paid to a worker that keeps them out of poverty. No worker in America should fall below the poverty line!

        When did Forbes become a liberal source? It just may be in in your world of right-wing extremism.

        Keep in mind that one person’s brainwashing is another person’s education.

  • Wes

    If you don’t like the low wages at Wal Mart, get an education or learn a trade. These typ jobs are not, and never were designed to support a family. The exception to that is, you work as hard as you can at Wal Mart, have a great attitude and prove to management you want to advance in the company to a supervisory level. Just remember, you have to pay your dues and prove you are worthy of promotion, don’t expect it to be handed to you because you exist.

    • Say What

      Wes, wages in the South are among the lowest in the country. Is this because more people in the South just do not work hard enough to deserve more pay? Are those low wages because people in the South have not paid their dues and demonstrated their worthiness to be paid more? In your world, people in the South must just have more of an entitlement attitude waiting to be handed more wages just because they exist. Your world is not the real world!

      • Branko Pezdi

        1. Cost of living is lower in the South.

        2. The South is more agricultural/rural than the industrial North and does not have the same types of jobs. Don’t compare apples and oranges.

        3. Learn basic economics.

        4. [roll eyes]

  • Nuclear Mike

    WalMart is the “sweatshop” of America thatran all the local Mom&Pop’s out of business with their poverty wages…and now Huntsville has another one doing the same…

    • Branko Pezdi

      Bull. Walmart provides a service that consumers demand and thus is very successful. Prices of goods are lowered when economies of scale are applied. Your mythical “mom and pop” store is a chimera. As an example, how much do you think you’d pay for gasoline if the only providers were single individuals doing the exploration, drilling, processing, producing, transporting, distributing, etc? Gasoline is cheap because economies of scale are applied by huge corporations to provide a good that is exceedingly difficult to produce.

      The point of a free market is to produce the most goods at the lowest price possible. It is the only economic system that produces prosperity for all, rich and “poor”. A free market bootstraps itself to greater and greater wealth for a society as people are free to use their talents AND hard work to achieve anything – or stay where they are. The concept of economy of scale is simple common sense – the more goods you can produce, the cheaper the cost per unit. That is why we have “industry”, capish?

      • Say What

        Branko, your beloved “free-market” also use to embrace child labor. Those children also provided a service that fulfilled the demands of customers. It was a liberal court that put an end to that!

    • Branko Pezdi

      Where do you shop? It had better not be Kroger or Publix or Target or Walmart. According to your argument you should be shopping only at the local 7/11 and paying premium prices for basic goods. If you don’t shop at the local 7/11 you’re a hypocrite.

  • Wes

    sweatshop???really??? have you never had a real job in your life? Wal Mart is a cake walk. The most difficult part is showing up on time. It’s retail, not manufacturing, not roofing, not construction work, it’s in a controlled environment where a teen or a retired person can make a few bucks and have a good time meeting people.

  • Wes

    Say What, I came from the north. For your information, there’s no difference in wages. The only difference is the cost of living is much higher in the north, therfore a dollar doesn’t go as far as it does in the south. That is fact, I know first hand.

    • Say What

      Cost of living is a function of local wages. Those that do not spend a lot are less impacted by cost of living. Cost of living is a static indicator. For example, a manufacturing worker that has been on the job for fifteen-years may have bought their home a decade ago. The current cost of living has less to do with his reality. His higher pay, compared to those in the South, is real.

      Also, if it is all about enjoying a lower cost of living, we should all volunteer to work for $1.00 an hour. Imagine the low cost of living that would create! A low cost of living is nothing to be proud of — it is the symptom of low wages!

  • Wes

    Your not getting it, wages are NOT lower in the south, it’s just cheaper to live here. Example a $165K house in northern Illinois has taxes around $4,000. Here, you will pay less than $500 depending if your in the county or city. They have those wonderful unions in the north, just look at what they have done for Detroit and Chicago. That guy that puts a bolt on a car mfg line is making $75 an hour, not feasable to sustain. Soon the jobs go to the south or mexico and everyone wants to blame the company. You can make a very good living here, if you want to work for it. All I’m saying is WalMart was never intended to be a job you go to to support a family. If you think that’s wrong, than don’t apply for a job there. Start your own business and make what you feel is enough, learn a trade, apply yourself and believe in yourself instead of asking the government to take care of you. There’s many more factors than wages that make the cost of living what it is.

  • tim

    Alright !!!!! more part-time Walmart jobs.. Just what the government dependents need to supplement their welfare and subsidized healthcare. Wow ! The economy is booming !!!!!!!! Breakout the fireworks ! lets celebrate :) :) !!!!!!!!!! lol

  • Nuclear Mike

    Several major retirement funds just announced their planned sell-off of their WalMart stockholdings over the issues of fair wages & benefits not being paid to WalMart’s employees!

  • Jeremy Smith

    @Wes..you’re absolutely correct!
    There are several areas in the Nation that are a lot more expensive to live I in.
    @Say what and @ Nuclear whatever. You are clearly, both, drinking the Kool-Aid. If you have a problem with Wal-Mart, don’t shop there.
    Big Chain phobia is a real problem! I suggest treatment. It is also closely related to the disease of Ignorance and Free-Market-Phobia. Seek help immediately, and get out of the offending United States. (You’ll be much happier in mother Russia)

    Carry on Comrades

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