News 12 11pm / Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- If you're looking for a job listen up. A giant retailer is growing in Augusta and looking for workers. Walmart already has five Augusta stores and now it's opening a new one on Wrightsboro Road. News 12 tells you how you can apply for one of the 150 openings there.
The outside of the Walmart on Wrightsboro Road is quiet now, but inside it's a whole different story. Workers loading shelves hear a bell ring every time they do a good job, but even though 150 are already employed there, they still need help.
"I am looking for a job--very much so,"
Priscilla Murray has not applied at the new Walmart yet-- but if she does--- she might be in luck
"Right now we have about 150 and we are going to hire about 250 to 300 associates by the time we are done. So, we are still going through the hiring process," said Rodney Baker
Baker runs the new store and says folks can apply there or from any computer by visiting the Walmart site. He says he's ready for new staff, but even more excited for new customers.
"You can drop off your prescription, come get your groceries, get the wire for the computer--kind of a one stop shop," he told News 12.
"Most definitely it's convenient and it's close to home. I live off Wheeler road," said April Alston.
Alston drives past the Walmart almost everyday and says she's ready for the deals.
"Walmart is cheap--cheap prices--so that helps a lot," she said.
Baker says shopping at the store will not only say you money--it will also save you fuel.
"Obviously coming to one place instead of having to use their gas to go to several different locations is definitely going to save them money," he said
But before you can buy anything they need to have a full staff--a staff Murray hopes to be a part of in late March--when Walmart opens.
"I haven't given up and probably within a couple of days I'm hoping to hear from one of the company's that I have applied to for work," she said.
The store will open officially on March 26th and here's where you can apply: