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The first two Wal-Mart stores in the nation's capital opened Wednesday.
Wal-Mart shouldn't have any trouble staffing two new "super centers" it plans to open in Washington, D.C., by year's end after it received what it calls an "amazing" response from potential employees.
Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, has announced 600 job openings at two of its stores scheduled to open later this year in the District and hundreds of local workers have flocked to a hiring center in hopes of landing on of those jobs.
Wal-Mart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia.
Protesters from Landover and the District joined others in Prince George's County for a national demonstration against recent firings at Walmart.
A D.C. bill that sparked a national debate because it would require big retailers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour remains in the hands of the D.C. Council more than 40 days after lawmakers officially approved it.
D.C. Mayor Vince Gray won't say whether he will veto a bill that requires big-box stores to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has a dilemma. Should he sign the recently passed "living wage bill" which would raise the minimum wage to $12.50 an hour for employees of big box stores like Wal-Mart or veto the measure in order to keep big retailers interested in setting up shop in D.C.?