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300 jobs coming to Kern County thanks to new Walmart distribution facility

Posted at 10:18 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 21:13:10-04

Three hundred jobs will be coming to Kern County thanks to Walmart.

On Thursday, Walmart announced that it will be creating a new "high-tech perishable grocery distribution center in Shafter."

What the company calls a "first distribution center of its kind" is scheduled to open in fall of 2020. 

In a press release, the company stated the distribution facility will create 300 full-time jobs, including 100 that require STEM skills and "represents the importance of grocery and the Central California region to the company."