published Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Business Briefs: Walmart opens hiring center for Sweetwater store

Walmart opens hiring center for Sweetwater store

Walmart has begun hiring the first of 200 employees for a new 152,000-square-foot superstore planned in Sweetwater, Tenn.

The world's biggest retailer announced Tuesday it has opened a temporary hiring center at 777 State Highway 68, where it will accept applications each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Job applicants also may apply at

"We are excited to add the first Walmart to Sweetwater and bring good jobs with great career opportunities to the area," Sweetwater store manager Daniel Casillas said.

The majority of new associates will begin work in August to help prepare the store for its grand opening planned in September.

Ethernet inventor keynotes GigTank

Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet, is coming to Chattanooga this summer to give the keynote speech at the end of the Co.Lab's GigTank summer accelerator.

Metcalfe will speak to hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors at the GigTank's Demo Day on August 6. Metcalfe invented Ethernet, which allowed computers to connect and communicate with each other, in 1973, laying the foundation for the modern Internet.

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