Walmart Announces Massive Expansion, Jobs In U.S.

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Wal-mart, the largest retailer in the world, will soon be adding 10,000 jobs in the United States.

The company announced Tuesday also plans on a massive expansion of their existing locations as well as opening new stores.

They are reportedly planning 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart and Sam’s Clubs locations.

Wal-mart stated they expect that this planned expansion will also create about 24,000 construction jobs in the United States.

According to ABC News, Wal-mart will accomplish this by investing $6.8 billion dollars in construction and remodeling of stores, clubs and distribution centers, and the expansion of new services such as online grocery pickup during the next fiscal year, beginning February 1.

Wal-mart Inc has 11,593 stores in 28 countries. They are headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, and have invested heavily in e-commerce and store improvements. Their 3rd quarter profits were higher than expected.

Amazon, another major corporation, announced last week that it would add 100,000 full-time jobs over the next 18 months.

Amazon, whose employees numbered at 30,000 back in 2011, now has 180,000 employees.

Although Amazon’s employee numbers are high, Wal-mart has about 2.4 million people employed around the world, with 1.5 million of those working in the United States.

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