Walmart distribution center in Alamance Co. required to hire 450 by 2019

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MEBANE, N.C. — Walmart has until 2019 to hire 450 employees at the Alamance County distribution center, according to the Burlington Times-News.

The paper is reporting that an incorrect completion date for the employment plan was listed on the contract.

Mebane, Graham and Alamance County all signed the performance and purchase agreement with the company, which provides Walmart with 186 acres of land for the site in exchange for 450 jobs and an $85 million taxable investment.

According to Mebane city attorney Lawson Brown who spoke at a public meeting Monday, the agreement reflected a completion date of Aug. 1, 2018, which was based on the center originally opening in 2015.

Early on in the project search process, however, the opening date changed to 2016, pushing the three-year employment plan completion to 2019.

Brown said the One North Carolina Fund Grant agreement has always reflected the correct 2016 and 2019 dates.

Source: Burlington Times-News

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