Walmart is reportedly planning to substantially expand its e-commerce operation based in Sunnyvale, California. According to the Oakland Tribune, Walmart intends to add hundreds of staffers to its global e-commerce unit there, bringing the total number of e-commerce employees to about 1,000.
In addition, Walmart will lease a 107,000-sq.-ft. space in Sunnyvale to help house its e-commerce operations. Currently, the retailer employs about 550 e-commerce employees in Sunnyvale at an existing facility it will maintain.
Walmart’s global e-commerce unit is headquartered in San Bruno, California, bur executives were quoted as saying the greater Sunnyvale area has a large concentration of e-commerce talent and is an important part of its e-commerce strategy.