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New Augusta Wal-Mart set to open March 26

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A grand opening for the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Wrightsboro Road is set for March 26, according to store manager Rodney Baker.

Hiring of between 250 and 300 employees to work at the Augusta store is about half complete, Baker said.

Job seekers can apply at careers.walmart.com or visit the hiring center at 3351 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 206, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Work on the 148,000-square-foot store began last spring at Wrightsboro and North Leg roads.

Construction of another Wal-Mart Supercenter on Edgefield Road in North Augusta is also underway. The store is expected to open late this year.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/04/14 - 10:16 pm
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Good

Economic studies have proven that Wal-Mart's low prices (which takes a lot of negotiation with suppliers on their part) has done MORE over the years to benefit America's poor than ALL Federal welfare programs combined!! Love it.
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And the story says only half of the 250-300 jobs at this new store have been filled! Get off your duffs, quit whining, and get down there and apply for a job if you need one!!!

Stunned 2
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Stunned 2 02/05/14 - 06:32 am
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It doesn't support Mr. Sam's 'Made in America' philosophy.

Wal-Mart is China's 8th largest importer. Chinese factory workers are treated much like slaves - to produce these low cost - cheaply made goods for export. Many large Chinese factories work their employees 14-16 hours a day. The workers must sleep on bunk beds inside of the factories at night. American worker safety and health laws do not apply. Some factories even have installed suicide nets to catch jumpers. Americans should beware of imported goods. In recent years - Poisoned dog food has been exported from China to America. Toxic baby toys have been sent to us. Now, we are seeing 'farmed raised' Pacific seafood in our restaurants and grocery retailers - that is raised in human sewage in China. (Yeah, Scratch your head - Are all these poisonings just coincidental, or could this be China's 'Silent War against America?). This company doesn't operate like it did when Mr. Sam was running it.

Augz79
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Augz79 02/05/14 - 08:49 am
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Re: Dixieman

Jobs are good and new stores are good, but let's keep things in perspective:

"Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private sector employer, is also the biggest consumer of taxpayer supported aid. According to Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, in many states, Wal-Mart employees are the largest group of Medicaid recipients. They are also the single biggest group of food stamp recipients."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-13/how-mcdonald-s-and-wal-mart-became-welfare-queens.html

Meanwhile, Walmart is majority-owned by the billionaire Walton family

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/05/14 - 08:53 am
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About Chinese Workers

"Chinese factory workers are treated much like slaves - to produce these low cost - cheaply made goods for export. Many large Chinese factories work their employees 14-16 hours a day."

Actually, none of that is true.

http://www.npr.org/2013/11/15/243717512/what-are-the-lives-of-chinese-fa...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/modeledbehavior/2012/12/27/why-do-some-chine...

jamesnewsome
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jamesnewsome 02/05/14 - 09:04 am
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Wal-Mart is a Scourge

When a Walmart comes to a small town dozens of privately owned business are displaced. Shoppers are quick to forget how the mom & pop stores have supported neighborhoods and communities over the decades. I've seen this in many communities in our area.Yes Walmart hires a lot of folks, but many are former employees of the businesses forced to close after a Walmart comes to town.

Sam Walton founded Walmart on the principal of buying and selling American goods. The current Walmart could do more for the American economy than any other company if they would just stop sourcing almost everything from China.

Many of the poor claimed to having been helped by Walmart's lower prices would be better served if American jobs were being displaced by Chinese manufacturers supplying Walmart.

In my opinion Walmart is a scourge on the American landscape and I choose not to visit or buy anything from the store. I realize that I'm in the minority, but if everyone who agrees with my point of view simply refused to shop at a Walmart the company would eventually get the message. My dollars are spent at mom & pop and locally owned stores if at all possible.

Notice that I did not criticize anyone else who feels contrary to my opinion. They've made their choice and I respect it. Watch how many people attack me personally because of my expressed opinion.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/05/14 - 09:30 am
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newsome

I do agree that walmart needs to buy more USA products..

only the consumer can change that.

resident
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resident 02/05/14 - 09:39 am
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Agree Many need to by American

We need to also look at this. Wal-Mart will lose big time with food stamp cuts. They seem to only care about crushing businesses that have been here local for years. Cutting prices is not bad but at some point even American factory workers take a hit on what little American stuff they purchase and sell in their stores. They force companies to cut their prices that make them profitable. What happens to make this possible...You guessed it Temp workers, no insurance, low wages, less hours.....who really benefits the few that are in non production jobs and own stock in the company, CEO (although this is why they work). The people that benefit least is hard workers..

resident
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resident 02/05/14 - 09:42 am
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One Last thing

Shouldn't we be using proper grammar in our references? The headlines page says opens (as if it has happened instead of opening future tense). Sorry but we should try to at least put in print or on web sites proper grammar maybe it will become contagious and people will follow.

Stunned 2
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Stunned 2 02/05/14 - 12:17 pm
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Do your own research

Do your own research..here is a good report from ABC..It includes infor about the 'Suicide nets', dorm rooms, long hours...in the Apple, Intel factory (a Large factory).
I did a quick search and found numerous other articles. ...beatings in small factories, children from small villages sold to smaller factories as laborers.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/trip-ifactory-nightline-unprecedente...

I am going to be vigilant, in the future, when purchasing food.
Can food, processed fruit cups - the labeling is purposely confusing and misleading.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 02/05/14 - 11:43 am
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@ resident 8:42 am

I believe that is correct. The headlines on the web site home page have to be very short. According to our copy editor, "New Wal-Mart opens March 26" is acceptable.

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