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Walmart Neighborhood Market ‘Hiring Altadena’ Event Next Weekend

Locals can meet Walmart store managers, learn about the application process and get tips on interviewing.

The Walmart Neighborhood Market planning to open at Figueroa and Lincoln in Altadena has caused some division and pushback in the community, to say the least.

While some businesses and residents worry it will hinder small, local businesses, others have said the store will draw more people to Altadena and local businesses and make it more attractive for other businesses to move in as well.

Recently, Neighbors for Building a Better Altadena spent Black Friday posting signs in support of Walmart workers at Figueroa and Lincoln and supporting Walmart workers at a large Paramount Walmart store demonstration.

Ultimately, the new Altadena market will need employees so they are holding a “Hiring Altadena” event at Metropolitan Baptist Church next Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendees at the event can:

  • Meet Walmart Store Managers
  • Learn about the Application Process
  • Get Tips on Interviewing

Attendees can RSVP for the event at: HIRINGALTADENA.EVENTBRITE.COM

Are you or anyone you know interested in working at the Altadena Walmart Neighborhood Market? Why or why not?

Meredith Miller December 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Hi Lisa- Did you do a survey of what the "family owned businesses" in Altadena offer their employees? Didn't think so. I don't like to comment in this way, but please get your facts straight before you make insinuations. We can and do! Meredith @Webster's Community Pharmacy.
M.G. Rich January 02, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Again, I hate to burst anyone's bubble but there are VERY FEW LOCAL BUSINESSES that provide what Altadena needs....COMMERCE!! People....please remove your heads where they don't belong and see the real issues here. Whether or not you agree with Ivan G....he is being objective. We have to get the ball rolling here....maybe a Trader Joe's at the corner of Altadena dr. A Starbucks? A store to replace the run down Ralphs on Lake ave?? A nice place to eat located on the run down empty lot next to the Ralphs? Get it together you people!!
M.G. Rich January 02, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Gary....please tell me you and Ivan G are NOT the only ones who "Get it"!!! I've lived here almost 60 yrs. and we are way behind the bell curve here. How come all the South Pasadena residents shop at Trader Joes? The 2 Von's right next to each other? Why do they eat at the local dining areas? Why do they purchase coffee at Starbucks AND Buster's??? For the life of me I just don't understand..... Wake up people!!!
M.G. Rich January 02, 2013 at 11:36 PM
I'm sorry Lori Paul but you have got a lot to learn about Altadena. I've been a resident for almost 60yrs. and Altadena has seen negative growth....with the exception of thrift stores up and down Lake Ave. Not too sure how long you've been here but this community is living in the stone ages.....and if you cannot see that it lacks commerce and jobs you certainly have the blinders on. I suggest that you (or anyone else for that matter) take a walk from Washington Blvd north on Raymond, Linclon, Fair Oaks, and Lake. Then count the number of empty run down buildings, empty lots, and store fronts. Tell me what you see and tell me it's ok for this community to continue on this path.....60yrs. Lori Paul. Think about and then you tell me it's ok in this state.
Ivan G January 03, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Because Altadena is unincorporated, it does not receive sales tax revenue from the businesses located here. There is no incentive to attract commerce. And our residents seem to be intellectually challenged when it comes to economics.

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