Wal-Mart plans to hire about 300 for new Delano store

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A Wal-Mart store is seen in an undated file photo provided by the company.

DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Wal-Mart needs to hire about 300 people for its new store in Delano.

Slated to open this summer, the store will be staffed with a mixture of full-time and part-time workers. Most new hires will start work in June, the company said Tuesday.

The average hourly wage for full-time Wal-Mart associates in California is $12.93, according to the retail giant.

A temporary hiring center has opened at 1427 S. Lexington Ave., Suite A-9, in the same shopping center that will soon add the Walmart. Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. People can also apply online.

"We are excited to add a new Wal-Mart to Delano and bring good jobs with great career opportunities to the area," store manager Chris Fulmer said in a news release. "I look forward to meeting job seekers who have good customer service skills and want to help serve this community."