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Williams-Sonoma expanding, adding nearly 1,000 jobs

williams-sonoma-logo-968922cbOLIVE BRANCH — Williams-Sonoma is adding 900 jobs in an expansion of its distribution center in Olive Branch.

Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma officials made the announcement Friday at the plant.

The company now employs 650 people at its leased 2 million-square-foot distribution center. It employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers each year during peak periods.

The Mississippi Development Authority gave a $3.5 million grant to expand and light a parking area. MDA spokesman Jeff Rent says DeSoto County did not provide any assistance. Rent says the company has three years to hire additional employees under its agreement with the state.

Based in San Francisco, Williams-Sonoma opened its Olive Branch facility in 1999.

It sells cookware and home furnishings through the Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm brands.

 

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