Walmart has announced plans to build a new 1,000,000 square-foot distribution center on its supply chain campus in Baytown, Texas, to service the retailer’s expanding supply chain network.

The new facility located in Borusan Road in Baytown, will be the retailer’s fourth in the city and will open in the fall of 2022, boosting the campus’ total space footage to nearly 5,000,000 square feet.

The expansion will create an extra 300 full-time jobs due to growth across multiple shifts.

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Mike Gray, SVP Supply Chain Operations, said: “Walmart is excited to expand our Baytown campus and another step in Walmart’s continued investment in the state,”

“The Baytown campus and our other regional facilities continue to bring exciting new career opportunities within Walmart’s modern supply chain to hundreds of residents of the Houston area—all while helping us provide our local customers their everyday necessities with more variety and efficiency than ever before.”

Senator Brandon Creighton said “Southeast Texas is booming, and I am happy to see Walmart make significant investments in Baytown. The campus expansion will bring jobs and opportunity to the already diverse and strong Chambers County economy,”.

Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia said:  “We are thankful for our ongoing partnership with Walmart, which has been a staple in Chambers County for several years,”.

“This new investment is a representation of the positive working relationship we have fostered and shows their commitment to fostering economic development and resiliency.”

The Baytown campus is currently hiring full-time positions, including specialized roles and leadership positions. Candidates can search for open positions and complete applications online.

Full-time positions are eligible for Walmart’s total rewards and benefits plans, together with medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, associate stock purchase plan and access to a free college degree 100 percent paid for by Walmart.

Karisa Sprague, senior vice president, US Supply Chain People, Walmart US said: “A highly skilled labor pool in the Houston area, and Texas more broadly, makes Baytown a prime destination for Walmart to continue expanding our supply chain network,”

“We’re excited to continue to work with the community and government officials to bring new career opportunities to Southeast Texas.”

Walmart operates 19 distribution centers, 593 retail stores and employs 185,000+ associates in the state of Texas.

In FYE 21, stores, clubs and the Walmart Foundation gave $129.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to local Texas organizations

Source: Business Wire

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