Belk Adds 150 Employees to Corporate Office
Retailer Leasing Space at Coliseum Centre to Meet Needs of Growing Workforce
Dec 7, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 7, 2012 – Charlotte-based Belk Inc. announced today that it will add approximately 150 employees to the corporate workforce over the next year, largely as a result of the company’s investment in various growth initiatives. The new jobs will be concentrated in IT and eCommerce as part of Belk’s overall OmniChannel strategy and will support corporate operations. Belk currently employs more than 1,000 associates at its existing corporate office.
To secure top talent in these areas, Belk plans a phased approach to fill these management-level positions within IT, eCommerce and OmniChannel. As positions become available, they will be posted in the career section of Belk.com.
“This is the fastest growing part of our company,” said Adam Orvos, executive vice president of human resources for Belk. “We’re investing in the company, and hiring talent to build out these digital capabilities will be a cornerstone of this growth.”
To accommodate this growth, the Company also announced it will lease approximately 50,000 square feet of space at the Coliseum Centre office complex adjacent to Belk’s current headquarters facility in West Charlotte (pictured). Belk anticipates moving nearly 300 employees to the new facility, beginning in March 2013.
Another integral part of the retailer’s ongoing commitment to eCommerce is the 515,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Jonesville, S.C. which began operation in June of this year. This new facility represents a $4.5 million investment for Belk and is expected to create more than 120 new jobs in the Union County, S.C. area over the next five years.
About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (Belk.com) is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Its belk.com website offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, blog, mobile phone text messages or by email, go to: Belk Get Connected.
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