Do you recognize this slogan: "Always low prices."? Then, you are probably one of the many people that shop at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart was first opened in 1962 by Sam Walton in Bentonville, Arkansas. Since then, the growth of the Wal-Mart Super Center has been phenomenal, but why should the community support Wal-Mart? That is easy. Wal-Mart brings more jobs with better benefits to the community, consumer savings and satisfaction, and they are the one-stop shop for your every need.

First, let's talk about the jobs that Wal-Mart creates for the community. Wal-Mart is the number one retailer in the world. It employees over 1.2 million people world wide. They have more than 3000 stores across the United States. When Walmart moves into the community, it creates hundreds of jobs with benefits that the mom-and-pop stores can't compete with, for example: .

Career Oppourtunities: .

Wal-Mart associates have the oppourtunity to change career paths and have boundless limits on career advancement, without ever leaving the company.

Corporate Culture: .

The key to Wal-Mart's effectiveness is their Open Door Policy. Every Associate is encouraged to bring any suggestions to their supervisor.

Profit Sharing: .

All Wal-Mart Associates become eligible to share in the company's profits through the Profit Sharing Program, after one year and 1,000 hours of service. This is funded entirely by Wal-Mart and is primarily invested in Wal-Mart stock.


Wal-Mart Associates receive 10% off selected merchandise.

GED Reimbursement/Scholarships:.

Associates and their spouses are reimbursed for GED completion. .

Incentive/Bonus Plan:.

Based on company performance, associates are eligible to receive a percentage of their wage as additional income. .

Health Benefits:.

Wal-Mart's health plan covers most major medical expenses. There is no limit for most health coverage. 60% of Associates say they joined Wal-Mart because of the benefits.