TJX Distribution Center Opens at ‘Limited Capacity’

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — In what turned out to be years in the making, the TJX HomeGoods distribution center is finally open for business – at least partially.

“We are very excited to have opened our new Lordstown HomeGoods/Homesense Distribution Center in a limited capacity at the end of March,” says the company’s Assistant Vice President of Global Communications Andrew Mastrangelo.

Roughly 300 people were sought for training sessions of professional forklift and safety training starting in early December 2020 through the Professional Development Center. TJX pledged to employ about 1,000 when it fully opens, but the company has declined to provide a timeline to say when that will occur.

“We are ramping-up operations in the facility, and expect to continue hiring general warehouse positions as well as some support and clerical positions in the coming months,” Mastrangelo says.

Individuals interested in apply can visit Jobs.TJX.com, where positions will be posted as they become available.

The Village of Lordstown, provided a tax abatement of 75% for the $160 million project in 2018.

In 2019, HomeGoods paid $5.9 million for the properties along Bailey Road related to the project, according to records in the Trumbull County Auditor’s Office. The site selection drew some opposition from nearby residents who argued the development would present safety concerns and affect their property values.

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