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Walmart U.S. to create more than 22,000 jobs


BENTONVILLE, Ark. Walmart U.S. announced that it will create more than 22,000 jobs in 2009 to staff new or expanded stores in the United States. According to a company press release, Walmart is looking to fill a number of positions including store management, pharmacists, human resource managers, customer service associates, cashiers and sales associates among others.

"During this difficult economic time, we're proud to be able to create quality jobs for thousands of Americans this year," said Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores. "At Walmart, we offer competitive pay and benefits and real opportunities for our associates to advance and build careers. Job creation is just one way in which we're working hard every day to help people across this country live better."

Walmart pointed out that the jobs will be spread out across several states, with many receiving more than 1,000 jobs. The company pointed to Michigan in particular, which would see the addition of 1,500 jobs.

"We are excited that during these economically challenging times Walmart is investing in Michigan by creating good paying jobs and offering benefits to their employees," said Richard Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "The positive impact that these jobs will have on the families of the new employees and their communities cannot be overstated."

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