PA: zulily to Open Fulfillment Center in Bethlehem, Create 1,200 Jobs
12 Sep, 2014
Tom Corbett announced zulily will establish a fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Northampton County. This move will create 1,200 new full-time jobs over the next three years.
“I believe our commonwealth is the best place to live, work and raise a family, and by partnering with zulily, we are bringing 1,200 new jobs to Northampton County,” said Gov. Corbett. “This is another example of our continued efforts to build a stronger Pennsylvania where job creators like zulily can thrive.”
zulily, an online retailer, will establish a site in Bethlehem, Northampton County to serve as the company’s northeast fulfillment center. The company plans to make a multi-million dollar investment at the new site. The lease is expected to begin in late 2014 with hiring to begin in the first half of 2015.
The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including $3.6 million in Job Creation Tax Credits.
“We’re happy to have selected the state of Pennsylvania and the city of Bethlehem as our next location to expand our fulfillment center network,” said Bob Spieth, COO, zulily. “This center, along with our newly automated fulfillment center in Ohio and expansion in Nevada, will help us to better serve our growing customer base across the country.”
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
zulily, an online retailer, was launched in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle with locations in Reno, Columbus and London. zulily's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ZU.
For more information on zulily, visit www.zulily.com.
In 2012, Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a comprehensive roadmap to economic recovery that harnessed the state’s resources and talents to prioritize private-sector job creation and retention. Today, Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stands at a five-year low and jobs have been growing on a consistent basis for nearly four years.
For more information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.