QVC to Open West Coast Distribution Center in Ontario
CITY OF ONTARIO PARTNERS WITH QVC TO HIRE WORKFORCE
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA – QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, will be opening its first West Coast Distribution Center in the third quarter of 2016.
[ecko_quote source=”Mayor pro Tem, Debra Dorst-Porada”]This has been a wonderful relationship. This center will provide hundreds of jobs in distribution and professional services supporting the local economy.[/ecko_quote]
The 1.2-million square foot facility will be located south of Fourth Street east of Vineyard Avenue at 853 N. QVC Way. As QVC ramps up operations, the center is expected to employ more than 500 team members by 2018. QVC anticipates hiring approximately 1,000 team members in total by 2020 as the distribution center expands fulfillment to all product categories. QVC, in partnership with the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino Workforce Development Department, has held a number of successful interview rounds for positions that will support both the full-time and part-time jobs in the distribution center. Processor and Operator roles will be posted for hiring the first week of July.
As they prepare to open their doors, the City of Ontario continues its strong-working relationship with QVC to hire a strong workforce at the distribution center. Community Information Sessions will be held Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, July 28 from 4 PM – 6 PM at the QVC facility, allowing for the community to meet the Ontario Distribution Center staff, get to know QVC and see the facility. Information will be provided for job opportunities including hourly rates, benefit packages, and other incentives that an employee of QVC will receive.
Sares-Regis Group, a major real estate and property manager, purchased 150 acres, part of the Meredith International Centre located next to Interstate 10 at Vineyard Avenue. Sares-Regis is building three million square feet of industrial space. The QVC facility is one of seven state-of-the-art LEED certified industrial distribution buildings, occupying 41.78 acres.
“The relationship established by QVC, Sares-Regis and the City of Ontario demonstrates the City’s commitment to successful partnerships with the private sector,” Mayor pro Tem Debra Dorst-Porada said. “This has been a wonderful relationship. This center will provide hundreds of jobs in distribution and professional services supporting the local economy.”
For more information about QVC, including job opportunities, visit www.distributionbyqvc.com.