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Fact Sheet

Wanted & Needed in D.C.

  • D.C. residents are shopping and working in Walmart stores across the region and we want to make access more convenient
    • 73 percent of D.C. residents support bringing Walmart to their neighborhood
    • Walmart employs more than 600 D.C. residents
    • Annually, Washingtonians spend more than $41 million at our local stores
  • Walmart wants to be part of the solution when it comes to things like creating jobs, stimulating local economies and improving access to healthy, affordable food
    • Unemployment in the city is 8.6% percent and in many neighborhoods that number is triple
    • Many neighborhoods, especially those east of the Anacostia River, are underserved in terms of access to groceries
  • Walmart has six stores planned for Washington D.C. that will:
    • Create approximately 1,800 new retail jobs and 600 construction jobs, helping to offset Washington’s 8.6% unemployment rate;
    • Expand access to affordable, healthy food, especially in underserved areas east of the Anacostia River;
    • Provide a competitive wage equal to or better than those offered by most competitors;
    • Offer customers a full grocery selection, including fresh produce, a bakery, delicatessen and organic food items as well as a full service pharmacy and a broad assortment of general merchandise.
  • The size of each store will be between 80,000 and 120,000 square feet, and stores will be located at:
    • Ward 4: Georgia and Missouri Avenue NW
    • Ward 4: Riggs Road NE and South Dakota Avenue NE
    • Ward 5: New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE
    • Ward 6: 801 New Jersey Avenue NW
    • Ward 7: Capitol View (East Capitol Street and 58th) SE
    • Ward 7: Good Hope Road and Alabama Avenue SE

Good Jobs

  • At Walmart, we offer both our full and part-time associates a:
    • Healthcare plan that starts at $17 per pay period;
    • 401k plan with a company match; and
    • Discount card that helps them save 10% on regularly-priced general merchandise, and fresh fruits and vegetables at any Walmart store
  • Every year, we promote about 170,000 people to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay.
  • Nearly 75% of our store management started as hourly associates.
  • Walmart has more than a quareter million associates that have been with the company for ten years or more.
  • Last year 20% of our applicants were rehires – meaning they worked for Walmart, left, but came back because they wanted to work for us again.