Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart will build a fulfillment center in Olive Branch, Mississippi to support its rapidly increasing supply chain network and e-commerce business. The facility will be a 1 million-plus-square-foot fulfillment center, located at 10480 Marina Drive.
The center will create approximately 250 full-time, permanent jobs across the region.
“Walmart is proud to welcome its newest fulfillment center to the city of Olive Branch as we continue to grow our national supply chain network and e-commerce capabilities in the mid-South,” said Steve Miller, SVP of supply chain operations for Walmart U.S.
“The new facility will store millions of items from Walmart’s everyday low-priced merchandise, which will be ready to be shipped directly to customers with the great speed that they expect,” he said.
Walmart fulfillment centers are an important part of the retailer’s supply chain network. Unlike distribution centers, which are focused on receiving, storing and distributing products to Walmart stores, fulfillment centers are focused on storing millions of items that are picked, packed and shipped directly to customers as soon as next-day.
The facility is part of a broader initiative to add more capacity into Walmart’s supply chain as the retailer prepares for growth. In Q3 of FY22, Walmart U.S. e-commerce sales grew 8 percent for the quarter and 87 percent over the past two years.
“This significant investment by Walmart – in both a new fulfillment center and in DeSoto County’s workforce – is important to the overall economy of the region and the entire state. Hundreds of new employees at the Olive Branch fulfillment center will strengthen the local tax base, building stronger communities throughout the region that will benefit generations of Mississippians to come,” said Gov. Tate Reeves.
The fulfillment center is currently hiring full-time positions, including the following leadership positions: general manager, assistant general manager, maintenance manager, transportation manager, human resources manager, environmental health and safety operations manager and systems area manager.
Full-time positions qualify for Walmart’s total rewards and benefits plans, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, a quarterly incentive program and access to a free college degree 100 percent paid for by Walmart. Candidates can search for open positions and complete applications online at careers.walmart.com.
Walmart operates three distribution centers, 86 retail stores and employs more than 25,000 associates in Mississippi.
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