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Rockefeller commends job initiative in Eastern Panhandle

By Staff | Dec 13, 2010

Macy’s today announced plans to build a large fulfillment center in Berkeley County.

The Martinsburg fulfillment center, which processes online orders, is expected to employ approximately 1,200 full- and part-time employees year-round. In addition, another approximately 700 temporary seasonal positions are expected each year.

The facility will be located along I-81, near exit 16 in Martinsburg.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller applauded the initiative that will be economic development to the area.

“Today’s news that Macy’s Inc. will have a new fulfillment center in the Eastern Panhandle is a win for West Virginia and a major boost during a tough economic time. This new fulfillment center will be a job-generator, employing approximately 1,200 associates in addition to approximately 700 seasonal workers. Even as our economy shows signs of recovery, West Virginia still needs more job opportunities like this one, and Macy’s is a signature U.S. company that West Virginia will be proud to call its own.

“I know Macy’s had options about where to place this center, and the Eastern Panhandle was selected out of more than 100 locations. I am confident this was the right decision as Macy’s will come to learn that the work ethic of West Virginians is second to none.”