Stockton welcomed a new Walmart store Wednesday, and along with it, 380 jobs.
The new 212,000-square-foot facility on Trinity Parkway is expected to not only offer jobs, but additional community support, said Mark Martinez, CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“We are very excited to see the economic growth associated with a new Walmart and the positive role they play with our community’s nonprofits,” Martinez said.
The store’s leadership has local ties. Store manager Larisa Lujan started her career with the retail giant in 1999 as a Sacramento cashier. She is also a native of Ukraine.