Macy’s is scheduled to begin hiring for its new 1.3-million-square-foot distribution center during the first quarter of 2015. The company expects to hire between 1,250 and 1,500 core and seasonal workers. The facility is expected to have an annual economic impact of $80 million.
“To put that in perspective, I know Oklahoma plays a little bit of football every now and then,” said Frank Julian, vice president of legislative affairs and tax counsel for Macy’s Inc. “You could fit 46 football fields inside of this facility.”
Macy’s announced plans to build its new distribution center in Owasso, Okla., in late 2013. Oklahoma was chosen from a nationwide list of 10 prospect cities.
“The things that attracted us the most to this site were a location that is central to many of our customers in the south and central states, and the high quality of the workforce in the greater Tulsa area,” said Julian. “Macy’s very much appreciates the warm welcome we have received from everyone involved, and we look forward to being part of this vibrant community for many years to come.”