Walmart Nears Completion of 42,000-Sq.-Ft. Neighborhood Market in Rio Rancho
- Sep 24, 2014
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
At the beginning of the year, Walmart announced new developments in the Albuquerque area, of which one was a neighborhood market in Rio Rancho. The mini-store near the corner of Southern and N.M. 528 is close to completion, while the hiring process has already begun.
The store will spread out over 42,000 square feet, about a fifth the size of popular super centers which total around 200,000 square feet. Unlike its bigger siblings, the Rio Rancho Neighborhood Market will not include a gardening center, an automotive shop, clothing, or furniture. It will keep the simple format offering only groceries, basic household goods, health and beauty products and basic kitchen supplies.
The store is still under construction, located in close proximity to the former City Hall. The company has announced the grand opening date for the neighborhood market in early November. Walmart estimates hiring up to 95 people. In this regard, a temporary hiring center has been set up at 1424 Deborah Road SE. applications are accepted in person every weekday from 8am to 5pm and online at Walmart Careers.
According to Albuquerque Journal, Walmart intends to hire veterans who have been honorably discharged within the past 12 months.
Photo courtesy of Walmart.