Wal-Mart to Create 22K More US Jobs

But retailer has slowed expansion
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2009 12:59 PM CDT
Wal-Mart is focusing on spiffing up existing stores instead of expanding this year.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – Wal-Mart plans to add 22,000 jobs to its US stores this year, down from last year's 33,800 new jobs in the face of slowed expansion. The retailer has gained market share from recession-minded consumers, but hasn't been immune to the downturn, and recently slashed 700 jobs in its home office, Reuters reports.