from Walmart news release
Walmart is opening a new store in Lee’s Summit. Opening this spring, the store is already benefiting the community by bringing up to 200 jobs which will be filled by local residents. A temporary hiring center has opened at 3520 SW Market St.
Applications will be accepted Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. The majority of new associates will begin work in February to help prepare the store for its grand opening.
According to store manager Denise Levesque, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. “We can’t wait to meet applicants and create a team to serve our friends and neighbors in Lee’s Summit,” said Levesque.
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 cash bonus based on store performance.
A job at Walmart means competitive pay and career opportunities. Last year, Walmart promoted 8,300 of its associates in Missouri to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility. In addition, 4,700 in Missouri were converted from part-time to full-time.
In addition, Walmart will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment began on Memorial Day 2013. Since that time, more than 120,000 veterans nationwide have found positions with Walmart. Interested veterans may find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com.
These 200 new associates in Lee’s Summit will join the team of 43,646 Walmart associates in Missouri.