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Community rallies around Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy that lost job

Posted at 2:34 PM, Feb 26, 2019

(WYFF) Thousands petition for Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy after job is eliminated in Western North Carolina.

Thousands of people are petitioning to save the job of a North Carolina Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy.

Last week Jay Melton found out that the Marion Walmart would be eliminating his position on April 26.

It's part of a company-wide transition from greeters to customer hosts. Walmart said the position comes with additional responsibilities and higher pay, but because of physical limitations, like heavy lifting and standing, Melton cannot apply.

Thousands of people have signed an online petition, begging Walmart to keep Melton on as a greeter.

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