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Walmart Hiring For New Palm Desert Store

Walmart Hiring For New Palm Desert Store

By David Reese. CREATED Aug 15, 2013

PALM DESERT -  Walmart Announces 65 Job Openings for New Palm Desert Walmart Neighborhood Market

Walmart will hire approximately 65 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Palm Desert. The store will be located near the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Highway 111, and a temporary hiring center has opened at 72559 Highway 111.

Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interested applicants may also apply online at

Walmart Hiring Center
72559 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

According to store manager Richard Beserra, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. Beserra brings more than 12 years of grocery management experience to the store, most recently working at Walmart in La Quinta. Before beginning his career with Walmart in 2002, he was a store manager for a supermarket chain store in Los Angeles.

"Walmart has given me so many great opportunities, I look forward to hiring 65 new associates and affording them the same career opportunities," said Beserra. "I'm looking to hire people who are customer-service oriented and will help us provide a great shopping experience for our Palm Desert customers."

Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates with 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, 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 the new store associates will begin work in October to help prepare the store for its grand opening.

Additionally, 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.* Interested veterans may find out more at

*Veterans must be within 12 months of active duty and meet Walmart's standard hiring criteria.