Eighty new jobs have been created by an expanded Walmart, 150 Harrison Ave., Kearny, which held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 8.
The enlarged store, which adds about 40,000 square feet to the existing store, will provide Kearny residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs, and is open 24 hours a day. The store also offers pharmacy services.
New departments include fresh and full grocery.
The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites.
The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and offer health and wellness solutions.
The store now employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates, including the new positions created by the expansion. Store manager Tim Peterson began his Walmart career in 1997 as a sporting goods associate.
Walmart invites Kearny shoppers to share their instore experience on Facebook and Twitter. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook. com/walmart5447. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.