Wal-Mart Gets 6 Applications for Every Job
TAMPA, FL -- The temporary Wal-Mart Hiring Center had more than 2,000 jobseekers hoping to fill its 350 open positions in time for the new Supercenter's opening in August, according to one of the new Supercenter's co-managers.
MP: When it gets 6 applicants for every job, doesn't that mean Wal-Mart's wages are too high, or at least competitive? That is, Wal-Mart could obviously lower wages and still have thousands, or at least hundreds of applications, and fill its positions. WakeUp Wal-Mart has a lot of complaints about Wal-Mart's wages and compensation, but the 2,000 Florida residents applying to work at Wal-Mart seem to welcome the job opportunities available there.
In a previous CD post, I suggested that Wal-Mart was more selective than Harvard University.