The store at 50th and Ames Avenue is expected to generate 250-300 full and part time jobs.
City leaders joined Wal-Mart officials in breaking ground Wednesday on a Supercenter that is expected to created 250-300 jobs. The store will also fill a huge retail and grocery void in north Omaha.
The doors are expected to open in early 2014. This fall a hiring center will open near the store. That's where job applications will be accepted.
City leaders say the addition of Wal-Mart is part of the nearly $70 million that will be invested in the area on Ames Avenue from 50th to 60th in the next few years.
North Star is currently building a new boys facility directly across the street from Wal-Mart. City Councilman Ben Gray says Planet Fitness and Heartland Work Force Solutions are also key parts to the economic future of the area.