Walmart Job Session Draws Hundreds

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) - Hundreds of people crammed into a Mobile County High School on a Saturday to learn about one company.  Today was the first informational session for people interested in working at one of America’s largest retailers, Walmart.  

"I want to learn and see what the distribution center has to offer," said Anne Bishop from Bay Minette.  There were no interviews or hiring today--just presentations on what jobs and benefits the Walmart company is offering in its new facility.  A lot of people looking for something different.  

"Most jobs I’ve had I’ve worked restaurants, bartending, I’m in school right now I’m looking for something to fill in the gaps," said Christine Raines from Tillmans Corner.  When you have so many people come to an event like this, the most challenging part is trying to stand out from the crowd.

"The ideal candidate is somebody who is enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking we’re not looking for specific skills in freight handling," said Assistant General Manager Tony Miller.  We knew there’d be a crowd but no one was expecting this size.

"When we talk with these companies about coming in, there’s always a fear they can’t find a workforce, we’ve got proof here’s a workforce," said Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl.  

If you couldn't make it to Alma Bryant High School today, there will be two more sessions you can attend:

January 27 at Theodore High School & February 3 at Bishop State Community College in Mobile. Both are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The first phase of the hiring process is set to begin next month.  People interested in applying can click on this link and typing "Irvington, AL" into the website search bar.  

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