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•  From the Dallas Morning News:

"Walmart is hiring 500 people for new tech-focused jobs in its 730,000-square-foot automated grocery distribution center south of Dallas in Lancaster that will open this year.

"The jobs pay $20 to $34 an hour and include asset protection, systems and maintenance roles, Walmart said. The automated facility will move more than two times the volume of a traditional distribution center, Walmart said, while improving accuracy, quality and speed.

"The grocery operation will feed Walmart’s local stores. Next door is a 1.5-million-square foot online fulfillment center that isn’t open yet but will fill customer general merchandise orders. Both buildings are in the Dallas County Inland Port area and are scheduled to open later this fall."