SHIPPENSBURG, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Walmart is announcing plans for a new fulfillment center in southern Pennsylvania to support the retailer’s rapidly growing supply chain network and e-commerce capabilities. The more than 1.8 million square foot Shippensburg facility will be located at 2281 United Drive and is expected to open in the spring of 2022, creating up to 600 full-time permanent jobs in the area.
“We are proud to open a new state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Shippensburg, which will be instrumental in providing our customers with increased access and faster shipping on millions of everyday low-cost items,” said Steve Miller. , please. Supply Chain Operations, Walmart US “In addition to faster shipping, our investment in Shippensburg will positively impact the community by providing even more job opportunities to a growing local economy.”
Walmart fulfillment centers are an important part of the retailer’s supply chain network. Unlike fulfillment centers, which focus on receiving, storing, and distributing products at Walmart stores, fulfillment centers focus on storing millions of items that are picked, packed, and shipped directly to customers as soon as they arrive. the next day. The installation is part of a larger initiative to add more capacity to Walmart’s supply chain as the retailer prepares for growth. In the fourth quarter of FY22, Walmart US eCommerce cited 70% growth over the past two years.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to invest in our associates through job promotion and growth while providing new career opportunities for job seekers in the Southern Region. Pennsylvania,” said Karisa Sprague, SVP US Supply Chain People. “In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, Walmart also offers industry-leading training and development opportunities, such as a 100% paid college degree through Walmart’s Live Better U. There’s never been a best time to be a Walmart Supply Chain Associate.”
Full-time positions are eligible for Walmart’s rewards and benefits programs, including medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, stock purchase plan, and access to a free university degree.
The Shippensburg Distribution Center is hiring for a variety of full-time positions, including the following leadership roles: Assistant General Manager, Human Resources Manager, and Operations Manager. Applicants can search for vacancies and complete applications online at careers.walmart.com.
Walmart operates seven fulfillment centers, 160 retail stores and employs more than 60,000 associates in the state of Pennsylvania. In FY21, stores, clubs and the Walmart Foundation donated $28.4 million in cash and in-kind to local Pennsylvania organizations.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime, anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 230 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 46 banners in 24 countries and e-commerce sites. With revenue of $573 billion in fiscal 2022, Walmart employs 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart.
About Walmart in Pennsylvania
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better, anytime and anywhere, in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. In Pennsylvania, we serve customers in 160 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery, http://Walmart.com and our family of brands. We are proud to employ more than 60,000 associates in Pennsylvania. Walmart supports local businesses, spending more than $12 billion with Pennsylvania suppliers in fiscal year 2021 and supporting more than 155,000 Pennsylvania supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability and corporate philanthropy. In FY21, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation donated more than $28 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Pennsylvania. Learn more at https://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at https://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/walmart.