An aerial view of the Walmart distribution center in Lewiston in 2017. Sun Journal file by Russ Dillingham

LEWISTON — Walmart announced Monday it is looking to hire 100 associates to fill vacancies and new positions at its massive Lewiston distribution center.

“We’re always looking for good, talented associates,” spokeswoman Michelle Malashock said. “It just so happens that this DC (distribution center) is also just needing to ramp up the volume at the same time.”

About 500 people work there now, Malashock said. The facility has seen “significant volume growth,” she added, with much success attributable to Walmart’s growing online grocery business.

Many of the positions are freight handling and order picking. Wages start at $16.90 an hour, and with premiums for

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