Walmart has announced its plans for a new fulfillment center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania to support its supply chain network and e-commerce capabilities. The 1.8 million square-foot facility will be located at 2281 United Drive and is set to open this spring, creating up to 600 full-time jobs across the region.
“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 every-day low priced items,” said Steve Miller, SVP of supply chain operations for Walmart U.S. “In addition to faster shipping, our investment in Shippensburg will bring a positive impact to the community by bringing even more employment opportunities to a growing local economy.”
The facility is part of a broader initiative to add more capacity into Walmart’s supply chain as the retailer prepares for growth. In Q4 of FY22, Walmart e-commerce cited 70 percent growth over the past two years.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to invest in our associates through job promotion and growth while providing new career opportunities to job-seekers in the Southern Pennsylvania region,” said Karisa Sprague, SVP of U.S. supply chain people. “In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, Walmart also offers industry leading training and development opportunities, such as a college degree 100 percent paid for by Walmart’s Live Better U.”
Each week, 230 million customers and employees visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 46 banners in 24 countries and e-commerce websites. With fiscal year 2022 revenue of $573 billion, Walmart has 2.3 million employees worldwide.
In Pennsylvania, the company serves customers at 160 retail units and its website. Walmart supports local businesses, spending more than $12 billion with Pennsylvania suppliers in FYE 2021 and supporting more than 155,000 Pennsylvania supplier jobs.
Walmart operates seven distribution centers, 160 retail stores and employs more than 60,000 associates in the state of Pennsylvania. In FYE 21, the company’s foundation gave $28.4 million in cash and in-kind donations to local Pennsylvania organizations.
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