DENVER – If you’re hoping to land a job this summer Walmart is now looking to hire 400 new employees.
The retailer is seeking full time and part time workers for five new Walmart Neighborhood Markets opening in the Denver metro area.
It’s a great opportunity for people like Taressa Cantu and her husband, Roy, who works part-time.
“I’ve been unemployed since November, so finding a job has been really tough,” says Taressa.
“It’s getting tougher and tougher, you know. The last time I was full-time, I’d say was almost 10 years ago,” says Roy.
Walmart Neighborhood Markets will take over shuttered Albertson’s and Smartco stores–and take on traditional grocery chains–with a focus on fresh food, pharmacy and health and beauty products.
The stores are about half to a quarter the size of Walmart Supercenters, at about 42,000 to 50,000 square feet.
“I’ve been unemployed for 5 years now,” says Denver resident Isabel Toledo.
She also applied at a hiring center in Montebello.
She took time off to care for a sick son, and then couldn’t get back in the workforce.
“It makes you depressed because you feel like you not doing anything but you are. You’re taking care of your family,” she says.
Hiring centers are currently accepting applications Monday through Friday. Interested applicants can also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.
Hiring Centers are open at the following locations: