Walmart will hire about 80 new employees for its newly expanded Beavercreek store, which has nearly doubled in size and will soon start offering grocery items, company officials announced Tuesday.
The Walmart store at 3360 Pentagon Blvd. is the eighth and final one in the region to be expanded into a Super Center, which adds about 76,000 square feet to an existing 100,000 square foot store and introduces grocery offerings such as produce, meat, deli, dairy and frozen foods, according to Mike Ellison, the market manager who oversees eight Walmart stores in the Dayton and northeast Cincinnati areas.
Walmart and other big-box retailers have placed a greater emphasis on food and grocery sales in recent years. Target significantly expanded grocery offerings in several of its southwest Ohio stores last year, and retailers such as Walgreen’s are test-marketing groceries.
The Beavercreek Walmart will hire both full- and part-time employees to fill the jobs. The majority of new hires will start work in June, company officials said.
A grand re-opening is being planned for mid-July for the Beavercreek store, Ellison said, although dairy, frozen foods and traditional grocery items will likely be available to shoppers by Memorial Day.
Interested applicants can complete applications at the store or apply online at careers.walmart.com.