Wal-Mart Says it Will Create 22,000 Jobs in 2009

Wal-Mart Says it Will Create 22,000 Jobs in 2009

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walmart.jpgWal-Mart Stores expect to hire about 22,000 people for new positions, including plenty of cashiers and stock clerks, but also store managers, pharmacists and personnel workers.

The world’s largest retailer is still the target of criticism from union-backed groups for its pay and benefits, has improved its health insurance coverage and opened it to full- and part-time employees. The company says 94 percent of its employees have health coverage, either through Wal-Mart or another family member.

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COMMENTS

  1. Wal-Mart’s PR says that ’94 percent of its employees have health coverage’ and, this statement is true. What they don’t tell you is that of the 94 percent that do have ‘health coverage’ the reality is that 50 percent of their employees are payed at such a low scale that they qualify for Medicaid.

    This comment is not meant to be negative but deals with the reality of the employment situation at Wal-Mart.