OLNEY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) Walmart is hiring up to 145 associates for order filling positions to support its Olney grocery distribution center. The company is looking to fill the positions to support its growing business, after reporting strong sales increases.

Whether customers are shopping in stores or online, they are relying on Walmart now more than ever for the necessary items they need every day,” Tim Cooper, senior vice president, Walmart U.S. Supply Chain, said. “Our Grocery Distribution Centers are critical to helping ensure our local stores have what our customers need to feed their families, so we’re looking for the very best talent we can find to both help us meet demand and grow jobs into careers.”

Interested applicants are invited to attend a hiring event from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 3801 E US 50, Olney, IL 62450. Attendees will learn details on Walmart’s supply chain network, available jobs, benefits and the application process, and have the opportunity to meet with the management team. Applicants can also apply for roles online.

Across the country, the company is planning to hire thousands of new Walmart Supply Chain associates, including up to 145 at the Olney distribution center. Some applicants will have the opportunity to receive on-the-spot conditional job offers.

Wages for full-time hourly associates start at $18.55 per hour and can reach more than $20.55 an hour based on position, shift and schedule. All positions are considered full time- qualifying for benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, a quarterly incentive program and access to a college degree for $1 a day.

For more information, visit careers.walmart.com.