Walmart expected to create more than 400 job positions in South Carolina in their new high-tech grocery distribution center

Spartanburg County, South Carolina – Amazing news is coming this Tuesday for residents in the Spartanburg County as the governor’s office announced that the superstore giant Walmart is about to start operation in the area.

According to the multiple reports, Walmart is about to build a new high-tech grocery distribution center in Spartanburg County crating more than 400 new job positions.

The governor’s office press release stated that the food distribution center will have more-than-720,000 square-foot and will be located in the Lyman area of in Spartanburg County.

“Walmart’s high-tech grocery distribution center will include game-changing innovations that are radically disrupting the supply chain, getting products onto shelves for our customers even faster, while saving time for our associates,” Walmart U.S. Senior Vice President for Automation and Innovation David Guggina said.

“We’re proud to be opening Walmart’s largest automated grocery distribution center in Spartanburg County and look forward to bringing new STEM job opportunities to the region,” Guggina added.

The facility will rely on the combination of Walmart associates, automation technology, robotics and machine learning to process grocery perishables including produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods and then deliver them to nearby stores.

Walmart officials said that the grocery store will be one of its kind claiming that the building will operate on high-tech system that will help the economy growth in the area with creating new technology-focused job opportunities in the region.

Additionally, the grocery distribution center will be the largest center built to date and will move two times more product than a traditional grocery distribution center.

“Walmart has proven to be an exemplary partner, committed to the success of South Carolina, and today’s announcement further solidifies that fact,” Gov. Henry McMaster said.

“This $450 million investment and the more than 400 jobs created will boost South Carolina’s already rapidly growing economy and create even more opportunity for our people,” McMaster added.

Walmart earlier this year announced that they are focusing in building new centers that will rely mostly on high automation technology in an effort to improve their capacities while reducing operating cost.

The South Carolina building is just one of the many that Walmart plans to build across the country as part of their project.

Those are interested to see what job positions Walmart will be offering, can visit this link.

The building is expected to be finished and opened in 2024.

Cindy Carey

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