This past January, 24,500 people applied for the 325 jobs available at a Wal-Mart just outside Chicago’s city limits. All but approximately 500 of the applicants listed Chicago as their address.
The Wal-Mart was built in Evergreen Park, one block outside the Chicago city limits. Wal-Mart was unable to get approval to build a store within the city limits.
One alderperson says that most businesses in the area haven’t been concerned about competition, and are in fact anticipating many new customers from the Wal-Mart development.
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