Walmart creating 475 possible new jobs in Triad

CLEMMONS, N.C. — Walmart is planning to build five Neighborhood Market stores in the Triad over the next two years that could create 475 new jobs.

A company spokesman says the smaller Neighborhood Markets have become popular with its customers for the convenience. The market stores include a grocery store, pharmacy and a few additional items at Walmart prices.

Permit requests show the world’s largest retailer is planning to build two Neighborhood Markets, one on University Parkway and the other on Meadowlark Drive.

A Neighborhood Market is also planned for the former Southern Family Market location in Clemmons and next to the new Sheetz store on South Main Street in Archdale.

Construction is already underway for a store at Quaker Village in Greensboro.

A company spokesman says each Neighborhood Market typically hires around 95 employees, most being full-time positions.

The company is also planning a Super Center off Highway 52 in King.

8 comments

  • FaithC

    I don’t shop at Walmart, I shop small locally owned businesses. If everyone did the same there would be more small businesses and they would be hiring the same amount of people and treat them much better than Walmart.

  • Winston

    Whoopty doo! 475 jobs in an area that has half a million people. meaning 50,000 unemployed. Those 475, 8 dollar an hour jobs, are gonna make all the difference.

  • joe

    475 get off of government assistance. It WILL make a difference, not everyone wants to sit around living off the taxpayer.

  • kari

    Finish the thought…how many jobs will be lost at Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter, and Food Lion all a stones throw away from the proposed Clemmons Location. 2 previous markets failed in the same location

  • styxtmc

    Denton is supposed to get one too. As far out in the boonies as that little town is they’ll probably make minimum wage.

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