Nearly 300 Jobs Coming to Pearl River, LA.
As reported on WWLTV a new grocery distribution center being built in Pearl River will mean 290 new jobs, St. Tammany leaders announced Wednesday (Mouton, D, Northshore Bureau Chief, 2012). Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) will set up shop on a 68-acre piece of property along Interstate 59.
The list of jobs, as provided by spokesperson Floyd Baker, is impressive:
30 administrative and sales jobs that will pay between $50,000 and $100,000 each
24 warehouse management jobs in the $40,000 to $90,000 range
130+ warehouse labor jobs will pay in the $30,000 to $40,000 range
20 warehouse clerical jobs ranging from $30,000 to $40,000
100 transportation and security jobs available that will be outsourced
588 construction jobs will be supported by the $75 million project
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) officials told The Slidell Independent this week they hope to hold job fairs as early as August, with permanent jobs beginning by this fall (Chiri, K., Slidell News Bureau, 2011).
For more information about AWG, visit www.awginc.com.
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