Now Hiring: 10,000 Walmart Jobs in the Chicago Area

walmart hiringWalmart has big plans for job creation in Illinois. The massive retailer just announced two new Chicago-area stores that will boost the company to the projected creation of 10,000 jobs in the area by 2015.

Walmart is planning the newly announced small and mid-size stores in the West Englewood community, which is reported to be the heart of a "food desert" and one of Chicago's most under-served communities by large grocery stores.

These new stores, combined with the company's existing projects, will create close to 1,000 new jobs and nearly 200 construction jobs. Walmart's currently slated openings in Chicago include the following:

  • A Supercenter in Pullman at 111th St. and South Doty Ave. (opening spring 2013)
  • A Supercenter in West Chatham at 83rd St. and Stewart Ave. (opening spring 2012)
  • A Walmart Market in the West Loop at West Monroe St. and South Jefferson St. (opening fall 2011)
  • A Walmart Market in West Englewood at West 76th St. and South Ashland Ave. (opening spring 2012)
  • A Walmart Express in West Englewood at South Western Ave. and West 71st St. (opening winter 2012)
  • A Walmart Express in West Chatham at 83rd St. and Stewart Ave. (opening summer 2011)

The Walmart Express stores are a relatively new concept. They'll be less than 30,000 square feet and will sell grocery, pharmacy and limited general merchandise. Walmart Market -- previously called Neighborhood Market -- will range in size from 30,000 to 60,000 square feet and provide a wider assortment of fresh groceries, as well as a bakery and delicatessen. The Walmart Supercenter is intended to be a one-stop shopping destination, offering full service grocery as well as a wide range of general merchandise.

In June 2010, Walmart announced the "Chicago Community Investment Partnership," a five-year plan to open several dozen stores, create approximately 10,000 jobs and 2,000 unionized construction jobs, generate more than $500 million in sales and property taxes and develop charitable partnerships worth $20 million.

"When I met with Walmart last year, I encouraged them to take an approach that addressed the needs of the urban shopper if they truly wanted to make a difference in our underserved neighborhoods," said Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. "Today, it appears that Walmart has done just that by creating smaller urban store formats that will better serve our communities."

Jobs at some of these stores won't be available for a year or two, but to find out about specific openings right now, visit the Walmart Careers site.



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bobiw25

Union construction joBS???? When pigs fly.Unions and Wal-Mart will never see eye to eye because Wal-Mart would have to pay a decent wage.Instead Wal-Mart will hire the lowest paid people they can find to build these stores.Glad to see most people are starting to realize this .BOYCOTT Wal-Mart

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bandy4321

The unions will come in and demand all the benefits etc and then Walmart will lay off the employees. Unions are ruining this country. There are too many regulations that the Unions are not necessarily needed anymore.

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bobiw25

Poor Wal-Mart always getting picked on by the unions.The nerve of those people demanding a decent wage above the poverty level,and with health and retirement benefits.Who needs that? You do dummy!! Try getting that on your own and see how that works out for you.

March 22 2011 at 7:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
bandy4321

What is wrong with America is that people do not want to work. They just rather keep collecting the government's checks. Well one day, those people will wake up and realize that they should have gone and applied for that job when the gravey train ends or when their gov. checks is cut in half. We are going broke as a country.

March 22 2011 at 3:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bandy4321

Granted they may put Mom & Pop out of business, but businesses starts "popping" up around Walmart when they come to town. So that should be a good thing. Now a days, a job is a job! If people did not go to Walmart...it would be out of business plain and simple.

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bobiw25

And what kind of business would that be? Wal-Mart sells just about everything so there's no need for any other businesses to "pop up" . Bord up is about all that goes on when they come to town

March 22 2011 at 4:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bobiw25

Say, you don't think thats what they had in mind do you??? Naah now why would they want to do that? DUH

March 22 2011 at 4:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cjclark15

Oh, I thought for sure it was going to say Beijing or Calcutta. But hey, 10,000 new employees in the US is great considering that it will be half of the employees of other business that will lose their better paying jobs. It's also too bad that they will only use 3 of them to man 20 checkout lanes. Yippeee!!!

March 22 2011 at 3:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
karinkdf82

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March 22 2011 at 2:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
karinkdf82

Great! Walmart moves in and drives local businesses into bankruptcy, thus eliminating competition and creating a monopoly for the sale of cheap goods produced in overseas sweatshops....offers displaced American workers povertly level wages, no health benefits, no pensions, no opportunies for advancement... funds union-busting operations and elects people who promise to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. But before helping to shut down public programs that benefit the working poor, they'll direct the working poor they hire to the food stamp and Medicare offices, ensuring that publiclically funded programs for the poor become even more overburdened.

Walmart embodies everything that is wrong with America. Let's CELEBRATE!

March 22 2011 at 2:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jfromulus2

projected creation bs more like 10,000 more jobs lost thanks to walmart shutting down other local stores

March 22 2011 at 2:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jfromulus2

projected creation bs more like 10,000 more jobs lost thanks to walmart shutting down other local stores

March 22 2011 at 2:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jfromulus2

projected creation bs more like 10,000 more jobs lost thanks to walmart shutting down other local stores

March 22 2011 at 2:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jfromulus2

projected creation bs more like 10,000 more jobs lost thanks to walmart shutting down other local stores

March 22 2011 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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