Wal-Mart has started hiring workers for the new Neighborhood Market the company plans to open this fall near the Coursey Boulevard-Sherwood Forest intersection.

The company said about 95 full- and part-time workers are needed for the store. No official opening date has been announced yet for the 43,101-square-foot store.

Applications are being accepted at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 14241 Coursey Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested people can also apply online at careers.walmart.com/.

Wal-Mart has been concentrating on smaller Neighborhood Markets. They’re more like a traditional grocery store with a bakery, deli and pharmacy and not the massive array of merchandise found in a SuperCenter.

Since the start of the year, Neighborhood Markets have opened in Gonzales, Slidell, Clinton and Independence. A Neighborhood Market is under construction in Kentwood and last month Wal-Mart bought land at the intersection of Joor and Hooper roads in Central for a Neighborhood Market.

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