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Hattiesburg Walmart Contact Center to close

The Hattiesburg Walmart call center will be closing September 9th. Source: WDAM The Hattiesburg Walmart call center will be closing September 9th. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Walmart Contact Center located in The Cloverleaf Mall in Hattiesburg will be closing in September, according to a company spokesperson. 

The following statement was issued by Anne Hatfield, a Walmart spokesperson, regarding the decision to close the center:  

"“After careful review of a number of factors, we have made the decision not to renew the lease of our Hattiesburg Contact Center. We will relocate the facility to existing space we have in Bentonville, Arkansas. The decision not to renew the lease of our Hattiesburg Contact Center was reached after a thoughtful review process that includes a number of factors, including strategic alignment with long-term plans.”

According to Hatfield, approximately 200 associates work at the contact center, and have been offered top priority to apply for open positions in local Walmart and Sam's Clubs stores. 

Hatfield also said that they will provide associates with resume building, interview coaching, recruitment assistance and other resources to help them find their next opportunity, whether it be with the company or somewhere else. 

The Hattiesburg Contact Center has been open for 12 years. The last day of operations is Sept. 9.

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