Expanded Walmart In Manchester Brings More Jobs
The newly expanded Walmart in Manchester is finally ready to open.
The store, located at 420 Buckland Hills Dr., will be 30,000 square feet larger than before, for a total of 150,000 square feet. The location has expand its staff as well–an additional 80 jobs were added for a total of about 300.
Store manager Ray Mercado said in a press release, “This store was the first Walmart built in Connecticut. We are excited to be able to better serve our customers with this expansion and provide them with a convenient location to pick up fresh produce and more.”
Mercado has been a Walmart employee since 1994, when he started as an hourly department manager.
The new store officially opens Wednesday, August 27 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. At the ceremony Walmart and the Walmart foundation will present $10,000 in grants to local community groups.
A second celebration will be held Saturday, August 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. so that shoppers can meet Mercado, try free food samples and enjoy family activities.
The store’s official hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.