About the Store
A new Walmart will anchor the Sherwood Town Center development on the corner of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and Langer Farms Parkway. The developer, Gramor Development, plans to begin construction on the project in June 2013.
Scheduled to open in 2014, the store will bring 250 new jobs to the Sherwood community as well as another option for fresh, affordable grocery and merchandise at everyday low prices.
The project also includes public street improvements that will improve traffic flow between Highway 99W and downtown Sherwood. Gramor Development plans to extend Southwest Langer Farms Parkway northward to connect with Highway 99, alleviating congestion at the intersection of Highway 99W and Southwest Tualatin-Sherwood Road. A traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and Langer Farms Parkway. Century Drive will be extended eastward to connect to Tualatin-Sherwood Road. Three access points to the Town Center will mitigate overall traffic impact to nearby neighborhoods.
Walmart’s 150,000-square-foot store features everyday household items and the added convenience of a full-service grocery department. Customers will find a full line of groceries, including fresh and local produce, organic items, frozen foods, baked goods, and meat and dairy products. The new store will also include a drive-through pharmacy, optical, photo and garden centers.
Walmart in Your Community
Committed to serving the communities where stores are located, 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, including the Oregon Food Bank, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and the preservation of the Tualatin River wetlands. In 2012, Walmart donated more than 2.2 million pounds of food to relieve hunger across the state.
Sherwood’s Walmart will be part of the solution when it comes to creating jobs and providing local economic development opportunities. Walmart currently employees more than 10,000 associates in Oregon, adding 250 more with the new Sherwood store. The store, built within Sherwood’s Urban Renewal District, will generate tax revenue to help provide much needed funding for important public services and downtown revitalization.
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.
According to a report by independent research firm IHS Global Insight, showing 2009 data, the presence of a Walmart store “translated directly into savings for consumers amounting to $330 billion in 2009. This corresponded to savings of $1,080 per person and $2,800 per household.”
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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