Hiring alert: Walmart holding job fair this week for new Monroe fulfillment center

Walmart will hold a job fair this Friday in Monroe for positions at the coming fulfillment center in the city.

The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at 650 Gateway Blvd. The company will be hiring for full-time hourly positions including quality assurance, lift driver, order filler, maintenance techs and more.

Those with questions are asked to contact jana.lewis@walmart.com.

Walmart’s retrofitting of the former Hayneedle distribution center is nearing completion. The company announced it would hire 200 people and a number of salaried positions at its 650 Gateway Blvd. facility.

This is in addition to the approximately 63 employees that were there when Walmart acquired the company that owned Hayneedle in 2016, said Charles Crowson, a Walmart corporate spokesman.

In addition to the Walmart fulfillment facility at Park North, the industrial park located a half-mile from the Interstate 75/Ohio 63 interchange is also the home to manufacturers UGN and Serta Simmons Bedding as well as Amazon, Home Depot, DHL, Cornerstone Brands and Blue Buffalo distribution and e-commerce fulfillment centers.