More Than 350 New Full-Time Jobs Coming to
Oct. 1, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced Walmart's plans to open a new fulfillment center in
, supporting the company's growing e-commerce business. A rapidly expanding area for the company, Walmart's e-commerce business is expected to yield sales this year in excess of
"Walmart's announcement today represents more than 350 well-paying jobs for people of the
and an opportunity to be a part of Walmart's growing e-commerce business," Corbett said.
"These new jobs will be long-term, dependable jobs for the hard-working Pennsylvanians of this region and are yet another sign of the continuing economic recovery across the state."
The facility will be more than one million sq. ft. and open in the first quarter of next year. The facility is expected to employ more than 350 full-time associates and more than twice as many workers during the holidays and other peak seasons.
"With the pro-growth policies developed in my administration,
employers have created more than 130,000 private sector jobs and the number of people working is at its highest since the recession.
has recovered more than 50 percent of jobs lost during the recession.
"We are moving in the right direction.
proudly welcomes Walmart on their choice of location for this critical expansion.
"As Walmart moves forward with additional expansion of their e-commerce business, I will ensure we are a partner in ensuring
remains a continued part of that growth."
, President & CEO Walmart.com U.S., also released the following statement today.
"We're excited about this investment in
as we continue our growth in
, which has been a tremendous business partner," said Anderson. "Governor Corbett has succeeded in making
a place where businesses like ours can grow and succeed. That, coupled with the state's dedicated workforce, helped to make this decision good for all of us."
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor