Walmart hiring 150 for new downtown Honolulu store

Walmart's new Downtown Honolulu location on Fort Street Mall.

Walmart has opened a temporary hiring center to fill approximately 150 associate positions for the new downtown Honolulu Walmart on Fort Street Mall.

The temporary hiring center, located in Kaakako at 627 South St., Suite 103, is across from Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters between Halekauwila St. and Queen St.

Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online here.

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. Veterans must be within 12 months of active duty and meet Walmart’s standard hiring criteria for this particular program. Interested veterans may find out more here.

According to store manager Ray Griego, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates for all areas of the new store, including supervisory positions.

Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- 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 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.

The majority of new associates will begin work in April to help prepare the store for its grand opening. Walmart’s new downtown store is scheduled to open summer 2014.

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