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Cathy Jett is the business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene. You can email her at

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Walmart is hiring 300 employees for its soon-to-open Orange Supercenter

Walmart will hire approximately 300 full- and part-time associates to work at the new Walmart Supercenter slated to open this summer at the intersection of State Routes 3 and 708.

A temporary hiring center has opened at 4084 Germanna Highway in Locust Grove.

Applications will be accepted there from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and can also be made online at

The majority of new associates will begin work in May to help prepare the store for its grand opening.

Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates.

It includes a variety of health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum.

The discount retailer also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.

—Cathy Jett

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