BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud) — Walmart is hosting a hiring event Thursday to fill positions for its Hammond grocery distribution center. A spokesperson for the company says they hope to fill up to 50 positions.

“Our Grocery Distribution Centers are critical to helping ensure our local stores have what our customers need to feed their families, so we’re looking for the very best talent we can find to both help us meet demand and grow jobs into careers,” said Tim Cooper, Senior Vice President of Walmart U.S. Supply Chain.

Wages for full-time hourly associates start at $17.05 per hour and can reach more than $18.40 an hour based on position, shift and schedule, according to a release. 

All positions are considered full time and qualify for benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, a quarterly incentive program and access to a college degree for $1 a day.

The hiring event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 45346 Parkway Blvd, Robert, LA 70455. Attendees will learn details on Walmart’s supply chain network, available jobs, benefits and the application process and have the opportunity to meet with the management team.

Applicants may also browse and apply for additional positions at