"Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on Wal-Mart's regional distribution center in Lew
"Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on Wal-Mart's regional distribution center in Lewiston, which opened in June, bringing 225 jobs to town. Critics of the center say Wal-Mart hasn't provided the jobs or the wages it promised. John Bisio, Wal-Mart's regional director of community affairs, said the company will meet or exceed job predictions when phase II of its distribution center is complete. Lincoln Jeffers, assistant economic development director for Lewiston, said that distribution center employees will start at $13 an hour, well above Wal-Mart's retail store pay. With comments by Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Portland; Paul Badeau, marketing director for the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council; and Rex Rhoades, executive editor of the Lewiston "Sun Journal."
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Rooks, Douglas, ""Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on Wal-Mart's regional distribution center in Lew" (2005). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3443.