Walmart in Watson to bring 300 new jobs

Walmart in Watson to bring 300 new jobs
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 5:31pm

Walmart is hiring approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this spring in Watson. To facilitate applications, the retailer has opened a temporary hiring center at 35055 LA Highway 16, Suite H, in Watson, La.

The hiring center began accepting applications Monday, Jan. 16, and will continue accepting applications Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Interested applicants can apply online at

According to store manager Frank Schiro, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates.

“We are excited to add this Walmart to Watson and bring good jobs with career opportunities to the area,” Schiro said. Schiro began his Walmart career in 1997 as a manager trainee at a store in Hammond, La.

Schiro said associates are needed to work in all areas of the new store, including supervisory positions.

Walmart’s benefit program is available to eligible full- and part-time associates and provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including medical insurance with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise for store associates, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.

The majority of associates will begin work in March to help prepare the store for its grand opening in the spring.


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