Walmart has announced that it will be opening a new store in Prosper. With plans to open around the first of the year, the store is already benefiting the community by bringing nearly 300 jobs, which will be filled by local residents. A temporary hiring center has opened at 202 S. Coleman to aid in this process.


Applications will be accepted Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. The majority of new associates will begin working in December to prepare the store for its grand opening.


According to Store Manager Matt Rehm, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. “I am excited to meet and hire from the great talent pool in Prosper,” said Rehm.


Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full-time and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to six percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly cash bonus based on store performance.


A job at Walmart means competitive pay and career opportunities. Last year, Walmart promoted 24,000 of its associates in Texas to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility. In addition, 22,000, in Texas were converted from part-time to full-time associates.


Walmart also will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment began on Memorial Day 2013. Since that time, more than 120,000 veterans nationwide have found positions with Walmart. Interested veterans may find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com.


The 300 new associates in Prosper will join the team of 169,845 Walmart associates in Texas.


The Walmart Hiring Center is located at 202 S. Coleman in Prosper, Texas.