Brooklyn Center Walmart to Host Job Fair, Plans to Hire Up to 100 Workers
Employers across Minnesota are searching for good help. That includes the Brooklyn Center Walmart. The store is looking to hire between 50 to 100 people this summer and plans to host a job fair later this month to help achieve that goal.
“We’d invite anybody that’s potentially looking for a job to come out and meet with us,” said Brandon Sharp, marketing manager with Walmart. “Great company. Lots of opportunities, and we want to connect with the community here.”
Walmart announced the big hiring push Wednesday morning in conjunction with representatives from Minnesota Acts Now, a nonprofit that’s making efforts to get young people off the streets through gainful employment. The hope is that providing youth with job opportunities will help reduce some of the violence across the Twin Cities, officials said.
“We are reaching out to our inner-city kids, our youth,” said Bishop Harding Smith, who represents a Robbinsdale church and works with Minnesota Acts Now. “Some of the reason why we have a lot of murders out there is because people are too idle. We are reaching, we’re saying we’ve got jobs for you. Come here. You shop here, you can also be hired here.”
The Walmart job fair is June 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The company is looking to hire for all shifts and all positions. The overnight stocking position, for example, has a starting wage of $17.50 an hour.