Turnersville, NJ, Sept. 12, 2013 -- At events held across the Garden State, Walmart recognized 2,020 associates – more than 11% of its statewide workforce – who have been with the company for 10 years or longer. Associates were recognized with storewide celebrations and a special commemorative pin. While supplies lasted, customers were treated to free product samples.
In Turnersville, where Walmart built its first store in New Jersey in 1991, 112 associates have been with the company for 10 years or more, 67 more than 15 years, and 16 have been with the store since it opened.
“Considering that just 9.7% of all employees in all industries -- including government workers – stay with their employer for 10 or more years, it’s a powerful statement that so many Walmart associates have been with us for a decade or more,” said Dana Bartolino, a Walmart Market Manager in Central New Jersey who started as an hourly associate more than 24 years ago.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years that wage and salary workers remain with an employer is 4.6 -- and just 3.2 years in service occupations.
Walmart has 57 stores in New Jersey.
At Walmart, the average wage for regular, full-time hourly associates in New Jersey is $13.28. The company offers competitive pay and benefits, including health care plans, education assistance, and training and development opportunities. In addition, Walmart offers eligible hourly store associates quarterly cash bonus opportunities, a 401k plan with a company match, and a 10% discount on merchandise.
Nationwide, about 75% of Walmart’s store management teams started as hourly associates. Every year, Walmart promotes about 160,000 people to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay.