New and expanded Walmart stores bringing 380 additional jobs to New Jersey

New store coming to East Brunswick; providing 300 new jobs. Significant expansion at Manville store; 80 additional jobs created. Hiring adds to 760 jobs Walmart already brought to state this year.

East Brunswick store

  • New store located at 290 State Route 18
  • East Brunswick Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/walmart3078

Manville store

  • Expanded store located at 100 N. Main St.
  • Manville Walmart expansion creates approximately 80 additional jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart2651

EAST BRUNSWICK and MANVILLE, N.J., Oct, 21, 2014 – New jobs for 380 in New Jersey are now starting up,  thanks to opening events at two Walmart locations.
A new Walmart is opening in East Brunswick on Wednesday, Oct. 22, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 290 State Route 18 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meanwhile, also on Oct. 22, an expanded Walmart is re-opening in Manville, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The larger store is conveniently located at 100 N. Main St. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These stores will provide East Brunswick and Manville residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise and offer Walmart's free Site to Store program, enabling customers to choose from nearly a million additional online items that can be ordered on Walmart.com and picked up at the local stores for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

The 380 new jobs are in addition to 760 others Walmart has already brought to New Jersey this year.

The East Brunswick store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Tom Casazza began his Walmart career in 2001 as an hourly customer service manager.

“This new Walmart Supercenter will provide a new shopping option for the East Brunswick community,” said Casazza. “We have everything you need for fall activities and Halloween.”

The Manville store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. The store has 23 associates that have been with the store since its original grand opening 1998; including store manager John Capista who began his Walmart career at the store as an hourly cashier.

“We are excited to have expanded our store to better serve our customers,” said Capista. “We invite all of our customers to come out and see the changes to the store on grand-opening day.”

Affordable Groceries to Meet All Your Needs
The new and expanded stores offer fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections.

In addition to groceries, the store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including electronics and seasonal items. In addition, customers can shop a broader assortment of items online at Walmart.com and then pay for these purchases with cash in all of Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart Neighborhood Markets, including the East Brunswick and Manville stores.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions. East Brunswick and Manville residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

Community Giving
The East Brunswick grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups, including Adlersgate Crisis Room, East Brunswick Rescue Squad, East Brunswick Community Housing Corporation and East Brunswick Community Food Bank.

The grand-opening celebration in Manville includes presentations of $8,500 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Organizations receiving grants include Robert Morris School, Manville Volunteer Fire Co. #1, Manville Recreation, Manville First aid and Rescue Squad, Manville Office of Emergency Management, Manville Police Department and the Manville Public Library.

In addition to the grants given as part of the grand opening, the new and expanded stores will further Walmart’s pledge to fight hunger in America. As part of Walmart’s and the Walmart Foundation’s $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015, Walmart stores in New Jersey donated approximately two million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 1.7 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $5.4 million in fiscal year 2014 in New Jersey alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the East Brunswick and Manville communities, and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Oct. 25.

A Big Family Welcome in East Brunswick will give customers a chance to meet Casazza and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last.  In Manville, the Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Capista and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Both celebrations run from noon to 3 p.m.  

About Walmart 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better -- anytime and anywhere -- in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 250 million customers and members visit our 11,053 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

FACT SHEET
East Brunswick Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 290 State Route 18, East Brunswick, N.J.
  • Size: Approximately 148,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Tom Casazza
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, Oct. 22, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 300
  • Full-time and part-time positions

Store Features

  • General merchandise
  • Full line of groceries, including
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Full-service deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
    •  Kosher products
    • Hispanic products
  • Convenience services include
    • Walmart Site-to-Store
    • Pay with Cash option
    • MoneyCenter
    • Pharmacy
    • Vision Center

Community Giving

  • $8,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Adlersgate Crisis Room
    • East Brunswick Rescue Squad
    • East Brunswick Community Housing Corporation
    • East Brunswick Community Food Bank

 Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

FACT SHEET
Manville Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 100 N. Main St., Manville, N.J.
  • Size: Approximately 125,000 square feet
  • Store manager: John Capista
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, Oct 22, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 300, with approximately 80 additional jobs added by the expansion
  • Full-time and part-time positions

Store Features

  • General merchandise
  • Full line of groceries, including
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Full-service deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
  • Convenience services include
    • Walmart Site-to-Store
    • Pay with Cash option
    • MoneyCenter
    • Pharmacy
    • Vision Center

Community Giving

  • $8,500 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Robert Morris School
    • Manville Volunteer Fire Co. #1
    • Manville Recreation
    • Manville First Aid and Rescue Squad
    • Manville Office of Emergency Management
    • Manville Police Department
    • Manville Public Library

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

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