A Wal-Mart store in Atlanta’s Vine City area is hiring about 150 people.
Beginning Monday, the company will be interviewing job-seekers at a hiring center near the store. Interviews will be held until the full- and part-time positions are filled. The store will open in January.
The hiring center, at 825 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite B in Atlanta, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants can apply in person at kiosks or online at walmart.com. Their applications will be screened before in-person interviews are granted at the center.
Benefits include health care options, discounts on groceries and a 401(k) match.
Wal-Mart is also breaking ground Monday on a Cascade Road store in Atlanta that will employ 300 people and open in mid-2013.
The Wal-Mart store’s design will adhere to requirements of a local overlay district, including a requirement for trees and a restriction on outdoor signs.
The company is seeking to build more intown stores in Atlanta. Wal-Mart spokesman Bill Wertz said the company “would like to have as many as we can” inside the Perimeter, but that it was too soon to give specifics about where other stores would be.
Earlier this month, a vote to change land use rules in Buckhead to allow a Wal-Mart to build fell short by one vote in Atlanta’s city council.