MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Governor Earl Ray Tomblin made a stop in Martinsburg Monday to check out the Macy’s fulfillment center.
The Berkeley County center has sharply exceeded expectations since opening in July 2012 and the company anticipates hiring around 2,100 seasonal workers this holiday season. The number is triple the initial projection.
When added to the center’s core workforce of about 1,100, the Martinsburg facility will employ more than 3,000 this holiday season.
Tomblin’s visit included a private briefing with national executives and a facility tour where he met with hundreds of workers.
“It’s wonderful to see firsthand the success this great American company is having here in the Eastern Panhandle,” Tomblin stated in a release. “This season, millions of people all over the eastern United States will open gifts that come from right here in Martinsburg.”
Tomblin continued by stating that the workers at the center “are exactly the kind of hardworking folks that make West Virginia a winning choice for leading companies from around the globe, something more and more employers are discovering.”
The 1.3 million-square-foot facility is the company’s largest Internet fulfillment center. It fulfills orders placed on Macys.com and from Macy’s stores. The center contains 14 miles of conveyor belts and ships up to 250,000 packages on peak days.