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Walmart Hiring 280 Workers in Tucson, Ariz.

June 26, 2013

Walmart opened a hiring center Tuesday to place 280 workers into jobs
at the new Walmart at El Con Mall.

The store is set to open in early fall at the midtown mall, 3601 E. Broadway.

Meanwhile, El Con-area residents are urging community turnout for an Arizona
State Liquor Board hearing on the store's liquor license application. The
hearing is set for 1 p.m. July 11 at Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St.

An email announcement about the hearing, sent out by El Con-area residents, says
Walmart intends "to sell liquor from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m."

"Residents and neighborhood associations have lodged formal protests, and we are
grateful that in response" the City Council voted in March to recommend denial
of the liquor license, says the email.

After the City Council's vote, Walmart representatives vowed to make a strong
argument for the license before the board, which has the final say. Walmart
representatives have said the store wants to offer the same products at the El
Con store that it offers customers at its other locations.

The hiring center, which has computer kiosks where job seekers can fill out
applications, opened at 7225 E. Broadway, Suite 140. The center's number is
298-7295. Applications can also be filed online at careers.walmart.com

Most workers will begin in August to set up the store and to go through training
at other stores. "A management team will call back qualified applicants for
interviews at the hiring center," said Rachel Wall, a company spokeswoman.

Walmart is looking for part-time and full-time workers, and most of the
positions are for full-time workers who will receive an average hourly rate of
$12.65 plus benefits, Wall said.

Some jobs are for management and supervisory positions, but Wall did not know
how many of those positions were needed or the salaries.

The hiring center's hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and 8
a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Walmart says it will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably
discharged within the past 12 months under the company's "Veterans Welcome Home
Commitment." Veterans can find out more at walmartcareerswithamission.com

Source: (c)2013 The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Ariz.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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