The Walmart Neighborhood Market opening in Altadena this year has faced mixed vocal response from local residents and businesses but has also elicited a large response from job seekers.
More than 1,100 people have applied so far for the 65 positions the new store is offering, Walmart shared in a release Wednesday.
People have applied online and in-person at the . The center is still accepting applications for the store under construction at the corner of Figueroa Street and Lincoln Avenue.
“We’ve been impressed with the quantity and quality of applicants so far,” said Jennifer Gonzales, store manager for the Altadena Walmart Neighborhood Market, in the statement. “Many of the folks we’ve talked to are local and have a background in retail and grocery.”