New store managed by former Chipley Walmart employee

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 02:32 PM.

PANAMA CITY —  Walmart will hire approximately 250 associates to work at the new Walmart store slated to open this winter in Panama City.

“We are hiring both full- and part-time associates,” said store manager Tim Cobb. “Walmart provides good jobs with opportunities for career growth, and we look forward to talking with candidates who are interested in joining our store’s team.” Cobb began his Walmart career as an hourly associate in 1994 as a manager in the pet department at a store in Chipley.

To provide a convenient location for applicants to apply, the retailer has opened a temporary hiring center at the Workforce Center at 625 Highway 231 in Panama City, according to a news release from the company.  

 The hiring center opened Oct. 1, and interested applicants can stop by during the center’s hours of operation, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants can also apply online at

  Cobb said associates are needed to work in all areas of the new store, including supervisory positions. 

 Walmart’s benefit program is available to eligible full- and part-time associates and provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.

 The majority of associates will begin work in December to help prepare the store for its grand opening.

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