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Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs this year

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs this year

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. this year as it opens new stores and expands existing locations, including in California. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.

The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded or relocated Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Club outlets as well as from e-commerce services that were previously announced, the company said.

Wal-Mart will open several new stores in California this year, including one in Compton this month, spokesman Scott Markley said. He said the company also is planning to remodel more than 30 of its 300 stores in the...

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