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Walmart Hiring Nearly 100 Workers for Neighborhood Market Store

Walmart's plans to hire 95 people for a new store in Waukesha, and updates what's happening with proposed Meijer stories in Wauwatosa and Waukesha top this week's Patch Business Roundup.

From business openings and closings to news about hirings and layoffs, Patch's Business Roundup column will bring you the key news about local companies every week.

Walmart Now Hiring in Waukesha

Walmart is hiring 95 part- and full-time employees for a new Neighborhood Market store in Waukesha. The 41,000-square-foot store is a smaller-scale grocery stores that will open this year on Highway 164 in the Town of Waukesha, just south of East Main Street. For details on how to apply, check out the story on Waukesha Patch.

Meijer Plans Derailed in Waukesha...

Meijer's hopes of building in Waukesha have taken a hit after city aldermen didn't come up with enough votes to approve a controversial rezoning need for the proposed big-box store. Residents living near the site have been fighting the project,  citing traffic and aesthetic concerns. The planned grocery and general merchandise store is nearly 193,000 square feet and is proposed for a 24-hour operation. Read more on Waukesha Patch.

...While It's Full Steam Ahead in Tosa

Things may not be going well in Waukesha for Meijer, but the chain is moving forward with plans to open its store at North 112th Street and West Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa. The company purchased three parcels of land at that location for $5.77 million. The properties will be razed to make way for Meijer's 157,000-square-foot store. Wauwatosa Patch has more details.

Soaps & Scents Leaving Mayfair Mall

After nearly three decades at Mayfair Mall, the bath and beauty products shop Soaps & Scents will close its doors on Aug. 25 and open a new location elsewhere in Wauwatosa. Mayfair is getting ready for a Nordstrom store in 2015, and wanted Soaps & Scents to move to a less desirable location in the mall. Instead of doing that, its owner decided to relocate to the Village area of Wauwatosa. Read more on Wauwatosa Patch. 

New Development Eyed for Former Waukesha Kmart

More than a year after a Kmart closed at East Sunset Drive and East Avenue in Waukesha, as many as six new retailers may be coming to that spot. A developer is planning a $13 million renovation of the old Kmart, which also includes a 10,000-square-foot addition to the building. Get more details on Waukesha Patch.
John Wilson August 14, 2013 at 02:06 PM
CowDung – I think that no matter how you slice and dice this turkey, qualify, quantify, correct for outliers, adjust relevant variables, etc., you are still irrevocably left with the fact: On average, there is a 23-cents difference between the wages of men and women working full-time, doing the same job, wage or salary, mean or median.. I am sure you may find a few outliers where an employer treats the contributions of men and women in the same position fairly and equally; however, we typically do not cite the exception as the “norm…”
CowDung August 14, 2013 at 02:09 PM
No John, it isn't. The 23 cent difference does not take into account people doing the same job, with the same levels of experience, etc. It is "simply the average difference between the earnings of men and women employed "full time.""
John Wilson August 14, 2013 at 02:30 PM
CowDung – I, very candidly, cannot find a logical, reasonable or intelligent reason for the persistence in wage discrepancy between men and women doing the same job, across decades – and I have over the years researched this phenomenon exhaustively – other than the fact that men have traditionally controlled the workplace, desire to keep control of the workplace as their fiefdom, and thus engage in pure sexism, simply to maintain that control. I think you may find this of some help and interest… http://www.forbes.com/sites/freekvermeulen/2011/02/28/wage-differences-between-men-and-women-sexist-or-functional/
CowDung August 14, 2013 at 02:38 PM
The best you can do is a link that talks about pay differences in temp jobs? Please go back and read the data I provided--actual research study of full time employment data and the various factors that affect earnings--not just 'firm specific skills'.
The Anti-Alinsky August 14, 2013 at 05:43 PM
John Wilson wrote: “CowDung – I, very candidly, cannot find a logical, reasonable or intelligent reason for the persistence in wage discrepancy between men and women doing the same job…”------------------------------------------------------------------------ That’s because, as Cow, greg, myself, and others have pointed out that the same job category/title does not mean the same job responsibilities. Look at your BLS link. Financial activities are at 71% equal pay. Why, I can’t say for sure, but from personal experience (that means from what I have observed in my daily life John) I have noticed that men dominate the financial advisor position while women dominate the administrative assistance role. These are not equal position, but the BLS lumps them into financial activities. Meanwhile, construction is at 92% because most jobs in this category are physical, meaning that if is a woman is employed in construction, there is a higher chance that it is swinging a hammer or plumbing a bathroom rather than in the office.
John Wilson August 14, 2013 at 06:59 PM
CowDung – There is “nothing” in the universe of literature or studies to substantiate anything, except: Women are “always” paid less than men for the same work; sorry, parse away, rationalize away, excuse away… the supporting literature – even in your cited studies - and the reality is simply overwhelming…
John Wilson August 14, 2013 at 07:13 PM
The Anti Alinsky – I think you’re pushing the boundaries both of logic and lame “excuses”, when your argument devolves into physicality. Nothing, and I mean nothing, explains the pervasive wage discrepancy between men and women in the same job, over more than 7-decades, as male sexism and dominance. I await you next argument… perhaps it’s just a “coincidence?”
John Wilson August 14, 2013 at 07:24 PM
PAY MAS This just about says it all! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs2XNFResw8
John Wilson August 14, 2013 at 07:37 PM
In closing, and this is extremely educational, when you take the name of the GOP Chairman, Reince Preibus, and you eliminate all the vowels from his name, you get: RNC PR BS. Have a great evening!
CowDung August 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Repeating falsehoods over and over again does not make them true. It's pretty pathetic how you continue to deny reality even when presented with overwhelming evidence.
The Anti-Alinsky August 15, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Also amazing is how he continually admits he cannot understand why the "disparity" is there, yet when confronted with a potentially logical answer simply dismisses it.
John Wilson August 15, 2013 at 05:30 PM
The Anti-Alinsky - Please learn to read... I do "understand" why the disparity exists, and I did post it on this topic on August 14th. John Wilson August 14, 2013 at 02:30 PM CowDung – I, very candidly, cannot find a logical, reasonable or intelligent reason for the persistence in wage discrepancy between men and women doing the same job, across decades – and I have over the years researched this phenomenon exhaustively – other than the fact that men have traditionally controlled the workplace, desire to keep control of the workplace as their fiefdom, and thus engage in pure sexism, simply to maintain that control. I think you may find this of some help and interest… http://www.forbes.com/sites/freekvermeulen/2011/02/28/wage-differences-between-men-and-women-sexist-or-functional/
John Wilson August 15, 2013 at 05:32 PM
The Anti-Alinsky - It is interesting to note that every study in the last 7-decades clearly shows that there is a massive discrepancy in wages between men and women, doing the same job, whether that job is part-time, contract or permanent full-time, and this wage discrepancy has been both constant and pervasive, well over 7-decades. Furthermore, this discrimination overflows to pensions, profit sharing plans, stock options, bonuses, and all other benefits. This is the unequivocal conclusion of all studies… and an undeniable “fact.” Now, conservatives have enlisted a plethora of people in an attempt to obscure this fact; so we are cursed with flawed studies that, actually do not refute this fact, but attempt to explain the “reasons” [Actually, “excuses”] for this phenomenon’s existence over 7-decades. These “excuses” range from 1) women are different, they have to sit down to go to the bathroom, while men stand 2) men have more upper body strength 3) the equal jobs are really not “exactly” equal because men use a legal pad, while women use a standard pad 4) a resume of a woman is not “exactly” identical to that as a man 5) a woman graduated in the 94th percentile, while the man graduated in the 95th percentile 6) a woman has one less employee to supervise than does the man, etc. The actual reasons are far less benign: whether one looks at the macro or micro area of employment and wage discrimination you see the following, creatively applied: 1) systematical misogyny 2) sexism 3) men, who disproportionally control a male dominated workforce, fear women invading their fiefdom, outperforming them, and taking their job. [Look at some interesting historical data: blacks received the right to vote in 1870, it took women until 1920 to receive that right; women were not allowed to serve as jurors until 1975.] My Cro-Magnon friends, this really isn’t that complicated, all you have to do is drop the RNC PR BS talking points, and use your grey matter, separate from the all-consuming Borg collective…
John Wilson August 15, 2013 at 05:49 PM
The Anti-Alinsky – To be extremely clear, I will simplify the reasons for wage discrimination over 7-decade for YOU: 1) Systematic misogyny 2) Rampant sexism 3) Men – who disproportionally control the workplace - want to control their fiefdom, as they are afraid a woman may take their job.
The Anti-Alinsky August 15, 2013 at 08:54 PM
WOW!!! That's a lotta possible reasons. You got any data, facts or studies to back that up?
John Wilson August 15, 2013 at 09:30 PM
The Anti-Alinsky - I believe we went through all of this over 2-months ago, besides, your short term memory is gone - too much alcohol? - as you either can't read my post from yesterday or you are incapable of remembering... There is no reason(s) why this situation should continue to exist over 7-decades- other than the 3-reasons I gave you - as the universal law of the universe is: CHANGE! You need to engage your logic, if there is any left, as all of your other senile arguments have been blown away... I'm done wasting my time with you ad buckwheat...
The Anti-Alinsky August 15, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Sooooo... I can just file this with your Mensa and Eagle Scout evidentiaries?
Greg August 15, 2013 at 09:56 PM
How can you argue with someone that claims that their has been no change in women's employment since 1943?
The Anti-Alinsky August 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
It's just kinda funny listening to him think he's winning an argument while he's throwing a hissy fit.
CowDung August 16, 2013 at 12:04 AM
John Wilson: The linked pdf file of the study done for the US department of labor documents all of the reasons for pay disparity, and concludes that the size of the wage gap that is possibly due to discrimination isn't anywhere near the 23 cents you are claiming, and in some settings women are being paid higher than men doing similar jobs with similar levels of education and experience.
John Wilson August 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Back to the TOPIC: ChinaMart Does Not Create Jobs… “Here’s why: first, at the local level, all Walmart does is put mom-and-pop stores out of business. The overwhelming body of evidence, including the most rigorous peer-reviewed studies, suggests that when Walmart enters a community, the most likely result is a net loss of jobs; at best, it’s a wash. In fact, the biggest, best scholarly study about the impact of Walmart on local employment was done by an economist at University of California at Irvine named David Neumark, who is not exactly a wild-eyed liberal. He’s the kind of economist, actually, who writes anti-minimum wage op-eds for the Wall Street Journal”. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_08/no_walmart_doesnt_create_jobs046321.php
John Wilson August 16, 2013 at 10:57 AM
CowDung - [RNC PR BS] In all the follow up inquires on wage data studies with VPs, HR Managers and all relevant personnel associated with the collection of the data, I have found them all to have been extremely candid with me, and they religiously all state the same three things: '1) Systematic misogyny 2) Rampant sexism 3) Men – who disproportionally control the workplace - want to control their fiefdom, as they are afraid a woman may take their job.' ~S~ It is manifestly obvious that these folks simply have not yet received the memo regarding their "legal and financial responsibility" toward their enterprise, by hiding these factors in any follow up regarding the data they supplied. You and I, of course, recognize that all data is subject to methodology, error, interpretation and other variables; however, when it is elucidated with such clarity, that really doesn't leave much room for any questions...
John Wilson August 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM
The Anti-Alinsky - "It's just kinda funny listening to him..." If I were "talking" with you, you could be "listening" to me; seeing as I am writing to you, you are probably "reading" my text. The sloppiness of conservative thinking, reading, writing, and overall expression is truly astounding! Is this some type of game, where there is a winner and a loser to you? I thought it was an exchange of ideas, thoughts, viewpoints, opinions and data... apparently, you are engaged in a game of hand grenades, and, once you've pulled the pin you found the grenade super-glued to your hand... GOOD LUCK!
John Wilson August 16, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Greg – My low forehead friend, the argument is that the “discrepancy” between women and men’s wages, for doing the same job has remained constant for the last 7-decades. Do try to keep up…
John Wilson August 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM
The Anti-Alinsky - YOU know how to file?
The Anti-Alinsky August 16, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I know where your comments go... :-)
CowDung August 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM
I never thought that John Wilson would know so many sexist hr professionals that can't seem to accept the facts found through extensive research...
John Wilson August 17, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Except the facts you allude to are "interpretations" of data: RNC PR BS...
CowDung August 18, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Department of labor, Huffington Post, and CBS news are arms of the RNC?
John Wilson August 19, 2013 at 09:21 AM
CowDung - More appropriately, reporters of raw data, without any truly critical or meaningful analysis or thought given of the raison d'être…

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