Who Wants to Work at Wal-Mart?

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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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