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Walmart Adding New Jobs At Johnstown Distribution Center

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Walmart is reportedly adding 80 jobs at its Johnstown distribution center this fall, as the grocery business soars throughout New York state. Currently, the 1 million-square-foot distribution center employs 750 forklift operators, order fillers and support staff supplying food and non-perishable goods to 117 Walmart Supercenters and supplies perishable food to 21 Sam’s Club stores.

“The throughput at this building has nearly doubled [since it opened 20 years ago],”, “We have been growing by 10% to 15% over the past three years.” stated general manager Andy Walton.

The company is now planning to also add at least 80 drivers, order fillers and loaders, which could rise up to 90 or 100 additional employees to meet the huge volume of orders at the center. Walmart is also encouraging an employee referral program, prompting employees to refer to potential hires. The retail giant is also introducing a retention benefit program, where new hires are rewarded who surpass their 90-day and 180-day anniversary.

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Wal-mart U.S., Wal-mart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites. To learn more about Walmart (WMT) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walmart Coverage Page.

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(Read Original Story: Food sales propel job growth at Walmart distribution center in American City Business Journals)