Walmart Announces Plans to Remodel and Expand Clearlake Store

Store Expansion Would Bring Fresh Groceries, Create 85 New Jobs

Clearlake, CA, June 17, 2015 – Walmart has announced plans to remodel and expand its current store in Clearlake, CA.  Originally built in 1994, the Clearlake Walmart expansion project will result in a larger grocery department and create about 85 new jobs for the local community.

“Having been a part of the Clearlake community for over 20 years, we are always looking for better ways to serve our customers,” said Clearlake Walmart Store Manager Travis Peck. “Remodeling and expanding our current store will allow us to offer our customers greater convenience by providing a one-stop-shopping experience, and create new jobs for the community.”

ABOUT THE PROPOSED CLEARLAKE WALMART EXPANSION
The plan for the store remodel and expansion, submitted to the city on June 16, 2015, calls for an addition of approximately 38,741 square feet of building area for a total store size of 148,258.

The expansion would include additional food and general merchandise sales floor area, food sales support area, stockroom/receiving area, ancillary space, and food tenant space.  In addition, the exterior of the store will undergo a complete renovation, including parking lot lighting, signage, shading and the removal of the store’s Tire and Lube Express.

The store will also offer a pickup service that allows customers to order groceries and/or general merchandise online from Walmart’s website, and conveniently pick up their products at the store.

POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
This remodeled and expanded store will be part of the solution when it comes to creating jobs and economic opportunities.  The remodeled and expanded store will bring about 85 new job opportunities to the community, plus construction jobs.

With more taxable goods on the shelves, the remodeled and expanded store will generate additional tax revenue to help fund important public services like police, fire, parks and code enforcement. 

In 2015, Walmart announced bold new Associate Opportunity Initiatives to help associates in the U.S. earn higher pay and advance their careers based on the skills they learn and the customer service they provide.  Many Walmart associates have long careers with the company. In fact, nearly 75% of Walmart’s store management team began their careers as hourly associates.

This Memorial Day, Walmart announced an expansion of its veterans hiring commitment, guaranteeing a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the original launch of the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment on Memorial Day 2013. The previous commitment was for veterans within 12 months off active duty.

Since Memorial Day 2013, Walmart has hired more than 3740 veterans across California. For more information about Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment please visit: www.walmartcareerswithamission.com.

Walmart offers competitive benefits, including health care coverage, 401(k) plans, career training programs, performance-based bonuses and opportunities for advancement.

As of April 2015, the average wage for regular, full-time hourly associates in California is $13.33 per hour.

To follow the project’s progress, local residents and customers are encouraged to LIKE the Walmart Clearlake store’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Walmart1979

An architectural rendering of the proposed project is available upon request.

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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 11,202 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 more than 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. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

 

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