“Walmart has been a great community partner to Central Florida and the residents of District 6 are excited about the opening of the new store,” said Tiffany Moore Russell, District 6 Commissioner. “This store brings healthy food options to a much needed community and job opportunities for the residents in the community. This project is a win-win for everyone.” (insert attached picture}
The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections, in addition to local favorites. The pharmacy also offers a full range of products and services.
Orlando Science Center hosts “Walmart $5 Day”
Three Times Per Year
Recently, the Orlando Science Center hosted “Walmart $5 Day”. Normally admission to the OSC is General admission fees are usually $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11) but with the support of the Walmart Foundation everyone was able to check out all the exhibits the Orlando Science Center has to offer at a discounted price.
“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are dedicated to making an impact in communities where our employees and customers live and work,” said Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida, Rick Tomb. “We are very proud of programs like Walmart $5 Day because we immediately see the result on the faces of the visitors to the Orlando Science Center.”
“We so appreciate Walmart’s support with this event,” said JoAnn Newman, president and CEO of the Science Center. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to reach out to all our community’s families so they can have a fun day learning together.”
The Science Center saw its largest single day attendance with over 4,900 people taking in the exhibits, movies, and fun!
Walmart Bring Over 300 New Jobs to Orlando
International Supermarket News
March 17, 2010
Walmart are to open another store in Orlando, in the USA, this month, and it will bring more than 300 jobs, savings for local shoppers and an increase in sales tax revenue to support the area’s economy. Nonprofit organizations will also benefit from the retailer’s ongoing charitable contributions and support for community projects, including an initial $15,000 in grants to local organizations in the Orlando community. The new Orlando Walmart, located at 3101 West Princeton St., celebrates its grand opening Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30 a.m. with local dignitaries joining store manager Richard Jones and store associates at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
According to Orlando Chamber of Commerce President Lelise Hielema, the new Walmart is providing a much-needed boost to this Orlando neighborhood. “The addition of a store near downtown Orlando, will provide job opportunities for 300 local residents, providing economic stability and added buying power to the Central Florida economy,” Hielema said.
Economic Impact Includes 300 New Jobs, Opportunities for Career Advancement
The new Orlando Walmart will employ approximately 300 associates, according to Jones. Jones has lived in Florida most of his life and started his Walmart career 25 years ago as an assistant manager before becoming a market manager and back to Orlando as a store manager to open this new Walmart. “I am a true example of having a successful career with Walmart,” said Jones. “Now I can help provide opportunities for many new associates that live right in this neighborhood.” added Jones.