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Oak Grove

About the Store

Oak Grove’s Walmart moved rapidly toward completion as dozens of new workers stocked shelves in preparation for a grand opening.

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is coming to Milwaukie’s Oak Grove neighborhood in Summer 2013. Walmart is renovating the previously vacant G.I. Joe’s building on SE McLoughlin Ave using energy-efficient technologies throughout. Elements such as high-efficiency heating and cooling, low-energy grocery case LED lighting and recycled construction products will be incorporated into the new store. The Oak Grove Neighborhood Market will create approximately 95 new jobs, as well as jobs added during the store remodel and jobs created by store suppliers.

Opportunity

Walmart Neighborhood Markets are small-format stores that often repurpose vacant properties, adding value to their neighborhoods. The first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998, and today there are approximately 250 stores nationwide.

Fresh Foods and Affordable Brands

Designed as a convenient family shopping center, Walmart Neighborhood Markets offer shoppers access to fresh, locally-sourced grocery items alongside merchandise at everyday low prices. The stores offer quick and convenient shopping for groceries, pharmacy items and general merchandise, and generally range in size from 25,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet.

Redevelopment

Walmart Neighborhood Markets renovate vacant buildings with contemporary design upgrades to the exterior and use energy efficient technologies throughout. Elements such as white roofs, high-efficiency heating and cooling, low-energy grocery case LED lighting and recycled construction products are standard features in a new Neighborhood Market.

A Grand Opening ceremony will be held to celebrate the opening of Milwaukie’s first Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Walmart in Your Community

Walmart is proud to support the local charitable causes that are important to our customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have contributed more than $5.3 million in Oregon in the past year to support several local charitable and civic organizations. Several Clackamas County charities has received support from Walmart, including Children’s Center of Clackamas County, The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, Children’s Center of Clackamas County and the Oregon Food Bank. In 2012, Walmart donated more than 2.2 million pounds of food to relieve hunger across the state.

Walmart’s investment in Oregon’s economy includes more than 29,000 supplier jobs. Walmart offers competitive benefits including health care coverage, 401(k) plans, career training programs and opportunities for advancement. Many Walmart associates have long careers with the company, and nearly 75 per cent of Walmart’s store management team began their careers as hourly associates.

Careers at Walmart

Available positions include store management, pharmacy, human resources, and a mix of full- and part- time hourly positions including customer service, cashiers and sales associates. Applicants can visit www.walmartstores.com/careers for additional information.

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Show Your Support

Sign the local statement of support for Oak Grove’s Walmart Neighborhood Market by emailing your statement to walmartoregon@gmail.com or calling (800) 840-7858.

Submit a letter to the editor of The Clackamas Review:
Letters to the Editor
6605 SE Lake Road
Portland, OR 97222
rrendleman@clackamasreview.com