Sam's Club general manager, Jason Collie, said there was no shortage of job-seekers when the office opened Wednesday.
"We have had probably roughly around a thousand to 1,200 applicants. We were very surprised at the turnout," Collie said. "We expected maybe 3500 over a three week period, but we're almost halfway there, and it looks like the number of applicants, the majority I would say, maybe 80 percent, are from the Meridian area."
Sam's Club will continue accepting applications for the next few weeks at its office at 2303 Highway 39 North in Meridian. It's located in a strip of offices next to Ole Farm Beef House. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.