Job Front: Wal-Mart hiring in Woodland

Wal-Mart continues to hire for its Neighborhood Market’s new Woodland location as the retailer works toward an early 2014 grand opening.

The retail giant is hiring from the ground up for the 35,000-square-foot location at 215 California St.

“We’re hiring (for positions) from associate to supervisors,” said store manager Carolina Pratt at Wal-Mart’s temporary hiring center at 259 California St., just doors away from the new site. “We’re excited to have the store here.”

Pratt and her team are accepting applications from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the hiring center and interviewing for positions.

Job-seekers can also apply online at Wal-Mart’s career’s site, www.walmartstores.com/careers.

Many of the estimated 95 full- and part-time positions – from merchandise supervisors to inventory and customer service managers, stockers, cashiers and sales personnel – will staff the store as early as this month to prepare the market for opening.

The retailer has also said it will offer jobs to qualified veterans honorably discharged in the last 12 months.

For information, visit walmartcareerswithamission.com .

The California Street site will join a Neighborhood Market that opened across town in June at 1250 E. Gibson Road, at County Fair Mall.

Job-seekers in Folsom

The Folsom chapter of the local networking group Active Job Seekers of America meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Peet’s Coffee inside Raley’s supermarket, 25025 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom.

The group provides support, networking and employment opportunities to local professionals who are seeking work or transitioning into new careers.

Other Active Job Seekers groups meet at 8:40 a.m. Tuesdays in Auburn at Connections, 1919 Grass Valley Highway, and 9 a.m. Thursdays in Roseville at Panera Bread, 916 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

For more information on the group, how to join and future events, visit www.activejobseekers.org or find the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/activejobseekersofamerica

Employment coaching

Job-seekers can meet with a job coach Tuesdays and Sundays at the Sacramento Public Library.

Volunteer job coaches are available to speak with job-seekers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sundays on the second floor of the Central Library, 828 I St., Sacramento. Job-seekers can learn how to craft résumés and find links to career websites.

Call the library at (916) 264-2920 to schedule an appointment.

Contact us

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Contact Job Front at dvsmith@sacbee.com.