Hiring starts at Walmart Neighborhood Market in Martinez

Hiring for nearly 100 employees has started at the new Walmart Neigh­borhood Market in Martinez.

A temporary hiring center has been set up at the Evans Walmart Superstore, 4469 Washington Road, as the company prepares to hire 95 full-time and part-time associates, according to a news release.

Most of the employees will begin work in September to prepare for the store’s grand opening, which is expected this fall.

A $1.9 million renovation project is underway to turn the former Food Lion in the Village at Furys Ferry shopping center into the area’s first Walmart Neighborhood Market. The shopping center is located at 3845 Evans-to-Locks Road beside the Furys Ferry Road intersection.

As part of Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, a job will be offered to any veteran who has been honorably discharged within 12 months of active duty. The applicant must also meet Walmart’s standard hiring criteria. Veterans can find more information at www.walmartcareerswithamission.com.

Applications can be turned in at the hiring center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.careers.walmart.com.

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