Online retailer zulily is expanding again in the Columbus, OH region. zulily has invested $1.3 million, adding to its collective capital investment of $30 million in the region, and has expanded its existing Gahanna operations to support its rapid growth.
zulily currently employs more than 1,250 employees in the Columbus Region and has continued to demonstrate job growth, increasing its number of employees by 22 percent from 2014 to 2015 and increasing by 28 percent from 2015 to date in 2016. The newly expanded Gahanna office, located at 800 Tech Center Drive, occupies 87,500 square feet. zulily also operates a fulfillment center in Obetz, OH, a corporate office in Gahanna, OH and has replaced its Citygate office.
“The state, county, local government partners, businesses and vendors, and people of the Columbus community have made it possible for us to continue to expand our footprint in Ohio – all with an eye to deliver an exceptional customer experience,” said Darrell Cavens, CEO of zulily. “Our cross section between technology and retail creates an incredibly unique set of hiring opportunities. We believe that the Columbus area has been and will continue to be well-positioned to provide a highly talented workforce to fill the positions being created in the coming years. We are excited to be expanding our presence in the Columbus Region.”
The expansion is illustrative of the continued commitment to growth and opportunity in the Columbus area. The Gahanna expansion comes with new job opportunities, with more than 50 openings at various levels and in multiple departments including customer service, fulfillment center associates, studio, merchandising and accounts payable.
“Four years ago, zulily chose Obetz and Gahanna to build what it considers its second home, and today the company has created more than 1,250 jobs in the region,” said JobsOhio Managing Director for Information Technology and Logistics, Ted Griffith. “Along with our local partners, we look forward to growing our relationship with zulily as it continues to expand here in Ohio.”
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