Wal-Mart surprises 25,000 with new jobs

Posted: October 30, 2013 at 12:24 a.m.

Carol Johnston (left), Wal-Mart senior vice president of operations, listens to Phil Keene, who was one of more than 25,000 Wal-Mart employees promoted Tuesday.

Phil Keene was surprised with news Tuesday that he will be the new store manager at a Wal-Mart in Chesterfield, Mo. The average pay for a Wal-Mart store manager is $170,000 per year.

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Business, Pages 25 on 10/30/2013