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Walmart on Pace to Create 10,000 Jobs in Chicago by 2015

Retailer announces two new stores in underserved West Englewood community; Multi-format approach now includes Supercenter, Walmart Market & Walmart Express™


CHICAGO, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Walmart today announced two new Chicago stores that will help put the company well on its way to creating 10,000 jobs in the city by 2015. At an event on the site of a new store at 76th and South Ashland, Mayor Richard M. Daley and Ald. Latasha Thomas joined Walmart to share plans for new small and mid-size stores in the West Englewood community that will each provide local residents with another option for affordable groceries. West Englewood is in the heart of a food desert and one of Chicago's most underserved communities.


These new stores, combined with the company's existing projects, will create close to 1,000 new jobs and nearly 200 construction jobs putting Walmart on the path to meeting the goals outlined in its "Chicago Community Investment Partnership."


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