GA: GSI Commerce to Create 750 Seasonal Jobs in Brunswick
26 Sep, 2011
Leading E-commerce Company Expands In Glynn County
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The Georgia Department of Economic Development recently joined with the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open GSI Commerce’s expanded facility in Brunswick, Ga. GSI Commerce, a leading ecommerce company and one of Brunswick’s largest employers, has expanded to a new location, creating up to 750 seasonal jobs before the end of 2011.
“This is a great example of how a long and meaningful relationship with a community encourages a company to expand there,” said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “The advantages Glynn County can provide in terms of workforce and access to markets have helped the company grow and will contribute to the success of GSI Commerce’s expansion.”
“Holidays are right around the corner. Lots of local employees are needed to handle seasonal volume as online sales are typically higher during the holiday season,” said Jesse Korella, vice president of customer care at GSI. GSI offers a flexible, “Work at Home” program which provides work-life balance opportunities.
“We are proud to be in a partnership with the State of Georgia, Glynn County and the great people of this area. We have grown with the help of the talented individuals who work here at GSI and the commitment from the community,” said Korella.
GSI has had an existing customer care center in Brunswick but has moved its operations to a larger, 35,000-square-foot building it is leasing at 3045 Scarlett Street. GSI first opened a facility in Glynn County in 2007. It announced its latest expansion last March. The company was acquired by eBay in June 2011.
"We are delighted that GSI Commerce has chosen to grow their Glynn County presence. As a newly acquired unit of eBay, this is precisely the type of innovative, technology-oriented business that values Glynn County's Work Ready designation and modern infrastructure network," stated Dave Erickson, Chairman of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority.
Alyce Thornhill of the Georgia Department of Economic Development managed the project on behalf of the state.
About GSI Commerce
GSI Commerce® enables ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises in the U.S. and internationally. GSI’s ecommerce services, which include technology, order management, payment processing, fulfillment and customer care, are available on a modular basis or as part of an integrated solution. GSI’s marketing services are comprised of innovative digital marketing products and services which include database management and segmentation, marketing distribution channels, a global digital agency to drive strategic and creative direction and an advanced advertising analytics and attribution management platform. GSI is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. and its international headquarters is located in Barcelona, Spain. More information can be found at gsicommerce.com. GSI is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts events and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development. www.georgia.org