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Walmart opens Shippensburg eCommerce Fulfillment Center; donates to local nonprofits | Free Announcements


Last Wednesday, members of the community and local government officials joined Walmart associates to celebrate the grand opening of Walmart’s 1.8-million-plus-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center, located at 1410 United Drive, Shippensburg. This fulfillment center is used to store millions of items, available at Walmart.com, that are then picked, packed and shipped directly to customers. The new state-of-the-art facility will also fulfill Marketplace items shipped by Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS), Walmart’s end-to-end fulfillment service for third-party eCommerce sellers.

During the grand opening, Walmart also contributed to three local nonprofit organizations – Katie’s Place, Shippensburg Produce & Outreach and the Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg.

“We are excited about the addition of this state-of-the-art fulfillment center and the increased shipping speed it will provide for our customers, especially with the holiday season right around the corner,” said Karisa Sprague, SVP Fulfillment Network Operations, Walmart U.S. “I’m proud of how our Shippensburg team has come together and is already playing an active role in the local community.”

Walmart continues to invest in its supply chain and this fulfillment center will enhance the retailer’s eCommerce capabilities by providing even faster shipping to customers and Walmart+ members in surrounding regions. Fulfillment centers are a strategic part of Walmart’s supply chain network and exist to fulfill online orders. With a qualified talent pool, access to major transportation channels and Pennsylvania’s business friendly environment, Shippensburg was a natural choice for this facility.

“I look forward to seeing the positive impact this team and facility will have on the Southern Pennsylvania region and Walmart customers in the northeast,” said Josh Michaliszyn, general manager, Fulfillment Center #7380, Walmart U.S. “I’m so happy to be celebrating this incredible facility alongside members of our community and our associates who will play an important role in serving our customers.”

Career opportunities

The facility is still actively hiring talent with a goal to hire up to 600 local full-time associates by the end of the year. Candidates can search for open positions and complete applications online at: careers.walmart.com.

Walmart associates are provided a path of opportunity beginning on their first day. Associates may participate in Walmart’s Live Better U program, where they can earn a college degree in business, technology, supply chain management or more without the burden of debt, with Walmart paying 100 percent of college tuition and books. Other career advancing opportunities include Walmart Supply Chain Academies, which pay associates to learn through immersive teaching that combines technology, classroom training and ongoing coaching in role.   

Full-time positions qualify for Walmart’s total rewards and benefits plans, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, stock purchase plan and more. 

Continued investments 

During the grand opening ceremony, Walmart celebrated its commitment to the community by presenting three $5,000 donations to Shippensburg and Chambersburg nonprofits, Katie’s Place, Shippensburg Produce and Outreach and The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg. Since 2015, Walmart has averaged more than $1.4 billion in annual donations each year to a variety of local causes and organizations.

“Katie’s Place was built around a spirit of cooperation to serve as a distribution site for charitable human services for the entire Shippensburg community,” said Jerome Kater, president. “Our building also houses several organizations that directly contribute to the quality of life experienced by our community – including a thriving and diverse thrift shop which provides affordable furniture, appliances, clothing and other household goods. We’re excited to have additional resources that will assist us in our mission to help residents come together to meet, build relationships and help each other reach our full potential together.”

“Since 2008, Shippensburg Produce and Outreach has strived to help area residents access healthy food and other vital services,” said Karen DeShong, president. “Today, SPO feeds more than 900 families per month with our curbside program and provides site deliveries to nearly 100 additional residents. Grant funding from Walmart enables us to continue our work to add more lean meat and dairy products to community distributions, to maintain our current partnerships and to forge new ones.”

“The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg’s mission is to inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible citizens,” said Maggie Lattin, executive director. “This donation from Walmart will allow us to do that through our before- and after-school programs and summer camp where we focus on academic success, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles. Through these programs, we can provide kids with adult mentors who can help them reach further than they ever dreamed possible.”



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