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More than 11K apply for jobs at D.C.'s new Wal-Mart stores

Wal-Mart shouldn't have any trouble staffing two new "super centers" it plans to open in Washington, D.C., by year's end after it received what it calls an "amazing" response from potential employees.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Tags: Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart supercenters, hiring center, Kristi King, employment

Gray's stance on Wal-Mart not as straightforward as 3 years ago

In a WTOP interview in 2010, Vince Gray, as mayor-elect, was definitive about the wages Wal-mart should pay. Now, with the "living wage" bill before him and a week to make a decision on its fate, he's not as candid.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 01:53pm EDT

Tags: living wage bill, living wage, Vince Gray, jobs, D.C., economic development, andrew mollenbeck


Deal for New York Ave. Wal-Mart falls through

A developer says his plan to bring a Wal-Mart to the New York Avenue corridor in northeast Washington has fallen apart.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 05:08am EDT

Tags: New York Avenue

Large retailer wage bill headed to mayor's desk

More than a month has passed since the D.C. Council passed a bill requiring large retailers to pay their workers more than minimum wage. Now the bill is finally headed to the mayor's desk for consideration.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 03:42pm EDT

Tags: living wage bill, large retailer bill, Vincent Gray, economic development, minimum wage

D.C. councilman: Wal-Mart should stay, accept wage increase

After Wal-Mart threatened to pull three of its stores over a proposed wage increase, one D.C. councilmember is calling Wal-Mart's bluff.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:11pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Council, living wage bill, minimum wage, development


Developers re-working plans for two D.C. Wal-Mart stores

Developers are re-working plans for two Wal-Mart stores in the District on East Capitol Street and New York Avenue NE.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 06:36am EST


Calling on businesses to step up for returning vets

While veterans groups are encouraged by news that Walmart plans to hire 100,000 veterans in the next five years, it says it's time for many more companies to step it up.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 08:28am EST

Tags: Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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