James Island Walmart doles out jobs and donations

      JAMES ISLAND, S.C.(WCIV)--60 people are headed back to work as the newly expanded Walmart on James Island celebrated its grand re-opening Wednesday.

      The new look of the 140,664-square-foot store which will be open will be open24 hours, include a full line of groceries; cold beer and wine, a pharmacy, digital photo processing center, and vision center.

      To celebrate Walmart donated over $6,000 dollar to local organizations and schools.

      The organizations include:American Legion Post 147, Association for the Blind, Burke Middle/High School, Charleston County Public Library, Crisis Ministries, Ft. Johnson Middle School, Grimball Area Improvement Association, Healing Farms, Helping and Lending Outreach Support, James Island Charter High School, Lowcountry Food Bank Inc., Murray-Lasaine Elementary School, Playtoday Foundation, Rural Mission Inc., and Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce.

      The Walmart now employees over 300 associates, 105 of which were added thanks to the expansion.

      Store Manager Frankie Scott says they have already hired 60 people and are looking for more.

      "we still looking," Scott said. "We haven't hired the whole 105 people. we still need about 40 more."

      If you are interested in employment head to the Walmart at 1231 Folly Road on James Island and fill out and application.