Walmart Opening Fulfillment Center Summer 2022

Walmart makes its second fulfillment center opening announcement this month. Learn where it will be and what positions the mega retailer is looking to fill.
Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Jamie goodman
Walmart fulfillment Center

Walmart plans to build a new fulfillment center (FC) in Salt Lake City, UT, to support the retailer’s growing e-commerce business. The 1,000,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in the Summer of 2022.

The news comes on the heels of Walmart’s announcement of plans to open a 925,000 square-foot automated fulfillment center in Lebanon, TN, in the in Fall of 2022.

The Salt Lake City FC, located at 990 N 6550 W, is expected to create approximately 450 full-time, permanent jobs across the region. The purpose of the facility will be to fulfill online orders placed on Walmart.com.

“Walmart is excited to welcome our first fulfillment center in Salt Lake City to support our growing ecommerce fulfillment network,” said Steve Miller, senior vice president of Supply Chain Operations at Walmart U.S. “This new facility is the latest of example of Walmart’s commitment to offering customers fast shipping on items they need every day, and we look forward to further delivering on that promise with the development of this new, state-of-the-art facility.”

Walmart fulfillment centers are an important part of the retailer’s supply chain network. Unlike distribution centers of which Walmart operates three of in the state of Utah which are focused on receiving, storing and distributing product 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.

[See also: Walmart To Participate in WIC Online Ordering Pilot]

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% for the quarter and 87% on a two-year stack.

Walmart is currently hiring full-time positions for the fulfillment center, including the following leadership roles: General ManagerEnvironmental, Health and Safety Operations ManagerMaintenance Manager; and Human Resources Manager. Candidates can search open positions and complete applications online at careers.walmart.com.

In FYE 21, stores, clubs and the Walmart Foundation gave $19.4 million in cash and in-kind donations to local Utah organizations.

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