Walmart hiring for new store

  • Tue Jul 24th, 2012 6:37pm

Herald staff

LYNNWOOD — Walmart is planning to hire about 90 people for its new, smaller store in Lynnwood.

The company on July 23 announced that it started hiring for the new neighborhood market at 17222 Highway 99, which is set to open in October.

The store measures about 45,000 square feet, a quarter of the size of a regular Wal-Mart center.

The company purchased the 3.7-acre property last summer for just under $7 million, according to the Snohomish County Assessor’s Office website.

The average wage for a regular, full-time hourly employee at Wal-Mart stores in Washington is $12.93 per hour, Walmart spokesman Nathan Hambley said.

The company offers medical plans, at the cost of $15 or more every two weeks. Eligible employees receive up to 6 percent in matching contributions to their 401(k) plans.

A temporary hiring center has been set up at 17925 Highway 99.

Walmart is looking for full-time and part-time employees in a variety of positions, including supervisors, said Curtis Vittozzi, the manager of the new store.

Once hired, the team will begin preparations for the store’s grand opening.

Apply for a job

Those who are interested in working at the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Lynnwood should first apply online at www.careers.walmart.com or at an existing Wal-Mart store.

The temporary hiring center is at 17925 Highway 99, Lynnwood. It’s open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.