Wal-Mart's "coming to town!" The new store is probably a plus for all the peninsula consumers. The super store proposed will force competition for local dollars. We see teenagers and seniors as the employment backbone for Wal-Mart, on probably a part-time basis. Seniors and teenagers are a growing industry in our area.
The seniors with fixed incomes have the opportunity to fix-up that income with part-time jobs. Teenagers will have part-time jobs, too! There is nothing wrong with this equation. Let the teenagers do the grunt work; the seniors meet the customers and do the cashiering as they have the communication and math skills. The seniors as an on-the-job-bonus will have the opportunity to teach teenagers the 3-Rs, something the local educators have generally failed to accomplish.
Wal-Mart is potentially the vehicle for a win-win situation with local seniors and teenagers.
Bill and Samon Arnold, Sterling
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