Walmart hiring 1,200 in S.C. for holidays
Walmart said it anticipates hiring about 1,200 workers in South Carolina for the upcoming holiday season. The starting salaries will be at least $9 an hour. Last year, more than half of Walmart’s seasonal employees nationwide continued with the retailer as permanent employees. Anyone interested in seasonal work opportunities with Walmart may apply online at jobs.walmart.com.
▪ Charlotte-based snack maker Snyder’s-Lance will acquire a San Francisco healthy snack company called Diamond Foods for $1.91 billion in cash and stock. The deal is expected to close in early 2016. The Diamond deal expands Snyder’s-Lance’s portfolio of “better-for-you” snacks, which it has been building as consumer preferences lean toward healthier options. Diamond’s product line includes Kettle Brand chips, Pop Secret popcorn and Emerald snack nuts.
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▪ Speedway Motorsports Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $8.6 million. The company, which owns eight tracks, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, said it had net income of 21 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 31 cents per share. The company posted revenue of $144.1 million in the period.
▪ The Lourie Center in Columbia will present a lunchtime lecture Nov. 12 called “Protecting Your Money From Securities Fraud.” Anna Rushton, securities outreach coordinator, and Taylor Faw, assistant S.C. attorney general in the securities division, will discuss identifying initial red flags that might indicate investment fraud; how to research a securities professional; and discuss some of the larger investment fraud cases in South Carolina. The Lourie Center, a program for people over 50, is at 1650 Park Circle. For more information, call 803-779-1971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.