Walmart Walmart Workers Say They Face A Choice: Their Safety Or Their Paycheck By Betsy Shepherd • Apr 9, 2020 Ben Depp / WWNO Listen Listening... / 4:02 Maya Smith, a 21-year-old Walmart cashier, details hazardous workplace conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Maya Smith works as a cashier at a Walmart in New Orleans. She is 21 years old, the breadwinner in her household, and she just walked out in protest of her workplace conditions. Costco Gets Ready To Open New Orleans Store By Eileen Fleming • Sep 11, 2013 Listen Listening... / 1:34 Costco General Manager Pete Carter checks preparations for the new store opening. New Orleans is getting ready to offer big box warehouse retail shopping inside city limits. A Costco is to open later this month. New Orleans Officials Helping Locals Get Work At Two New Big Box Stores By Eileen Fleming • Mar 27, 2013 Listen Listening... / 1:04 Walmart and Costco opening stores in New Orleans. New Orleans officials will be helping locals get work from two of the major “big box” stores — Walmart is looking for subcontractors and suppliers, and Costco is recruiting workers.