As the world's largest private employer, Wal-Mart is used to being greeted by large numbers of applicants almost every time it opens a new store.
But the 6,000-plus people who applied for jobs at the new Supercenter in Cleveland's Steelyard Commons took everyone, even Wal-Mart, by surprise...
Those 6,000 people were competing for some 300 positions. That means for every one person hired, 19 people walked away empty-handed.
Then there was this point:
But these were regular retail jobs with low-to-average wages and benefits, not the sort of positions typically in high demand.
But, but, but...the lefties always tell me that Wal*Mart doesn't offer any benefits to its employees! Who am I gonna believe in this case, shouting lefties or the Cleveland Plain Dealer?