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

Posted: 10:18 AM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 01:13:10Z
Walmart announces distribution center in Shafter
Walmart announces distribution center in Shafter
Walmart announces distribution center in Shafter
Walmart announces distribution center in Shafter

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."