April 15, 2011

At Macy's Groundbreaking, Manchin Celebrates Creation of Nearly 2,000 Good Jobs in Martinsburg

Senator Manchin: ‘West Virginia is a truly great place to do business’

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Martinsburg, W.VA.-- After months of laying the groundwork to recruit Macy’s to West Virginia, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin proudly helped the company break ground for its new facility in Martinsburg, where it will create nearly 2,000 good-paying permanent and seasonal jobs.

“With nearly 2,000 new jobs coming, today is a bright day for West Virginia and all our families,” Senator Manchin said. “Macy’s could have created these jobs anywhere in the country, but the reason they’re here today is because of what I’ve said all along: West Virginia is a truly great place to do business. West Virginians came together to make the commonsense decisions that keep our state fiscally sound and attract companies that create jobs, like Macy’s. West Virginians are the hardest working, most dedicated people I’ve ever known and these jobs will help our families make our economy strong again. All of us can be proud of the fact that Macy’s chose West Virginia. I know I am.” 

According to the company, the Macy’s distribution facility will employ approximately 1,200 full- and part-time workers. Another 700 temporary seasonal associates are expected to be hired each year to handle a significantly higher level of online orders from customers during the holiday shopping season. Nearly 3,000 workers will be employed to build the facility.

Caption: Senator Manchin helps break ground on the Macy's Fulfillment Center in Martinsburg.