Agence France-PresseNovember 29, 2013 05:35
Walmart, the biggest retailer in the United States, is opening its first-ever stores in the US capital -- but some aren't giving it a warm welcome.
Wooed by Mayor Vincent Gray, the big box discounter has made plans to eventually open six locations, ultimately creating as many as 1,800 jobs in a city that, in some neighborhoods, has more than double the national average unemployment rate.
"Jobs? We need jobs here big time," said Tinisha, who applied for a position at one of the first two stores Walmart is opening in Washington, set to ring up its first sales on December 3.