The Marysville Walmart store currently under construction at the intersection of State Route 9 and Highway 528 is aiming for an official grand opening by the middle of next year, according to company spokespersons.
Rachel Wall, senior manager of community affairs for Walmart, touted the new 150,000-square-foot Marysville Walmart store as a means of boosting the economic vitality of the east side of the city.
“Our wages and benefits are competitive with a majority of our Washington competitors, and our stores are often magnets for growth and development,” Wall said. “We look forward to engaging with Marysville residents to listen, answer questions and share information about our company. At the end of the day, we want our stores to reflect the communities where they are located and serve real customer needs.”
Gloria Hirashima, chief administrative officer and community development director for the city of Marysville, sounded a similarly positive note on the opening of a Walmart store south of Arlington and east of Tulalip.
“We’ve been working closely with Walmart since 2006 on their plans to build a new store in Marysville,” Hirashima said. “They’ll be opening a hiring office in Marysville soon, and we look forward to more local jobs for our residents, and to establishing a strong relationship with them as a corporate partner within the Marysville community.”
In addition to the temporary contract jobs during the store’s construction, company spokespersons anticipate that this Walmart Supercenter will create approximately 300 jobs for associates, after its hiring center is scheduled to open roughly around the spring of next year, to facilitate job placements in time for the store itself to open its doors by about the summer of 2013.