Urban Outfitters Inc Will Be Opening a customer care center in Columbia County, creating up to 400 jobs in the next 5 years.
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Urban Outfitters Inc. will open a customer care center in Columbia County, Georgia creating up to 400 jobs in the next 5 years. The customer care center will serve the retailer's direct business segments.
Urban Outfitters is a leading lifestyle specialty retail company that operates under brands including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and BHLDN. The company operates four distribution facilities worldwide to support its Direct, Retail and Wholesale business segments in the United States, Europe and Canada. The new Urban Outfitters customer care center will support Direct to Consumer and Stores.
"The new Urban Outfitters Service facility will be a modern, comfortable and exciting environment", said Bryan Whitney, Urban Outfitters Contact Center Director. "The Columbia County location will play a significant role in Urban Outfitters' goal of building a unique work environment where we can assemble a team that believes in creating a compelling and distinct experience for our customers. This is something we've valued since this company began and is the reason for our success today."
Customer care operations are a growing sector in the Augusta MSA, due in large part to the area's talented workforce. This community also consistently ranks among the best places to live or relocate in the nation, making Columbia County attractive to potential employers. The Urban Outfitters customer care center will locate on Bobby Jones Expressway.
"Urban Outfitters is a great addition to the corporate community of Columbia County, they are a high quality company that will be a strong asset for many years to come." said Mark Wills, Chairman of the Development Authority of Columbia County, "Securing Urban Outfitters was a team effort that included business leaders, the Development Authority, Columbia County Government, and the State of Georgia."
"This year continues to be very exciting for Columbia County. With the beginning of T-SPLOST projects and many commercial applications, the news that Urban Outfitters will locate their customer service center here is an excellent addition. Their two hundred plus employees, excellent reputation and quality service reflects our efforts to bring top notch companies to our county. The Development Authority and new Executive Director Robbie Bennett are to be congratulated for their presentations on behalf of Columbia County." Ron Cross, Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, said.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) collaborated with the Development Authority of Columbia County to secure this business opportunity for Georgia. GDEcD senior project manager Adela Kelley managed this project on behalf of the state.
About Urban Outfitters Inc.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. is an innovative specialty retail company which offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise to highly defined customer niches through Urban Outfitters stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe, catalogs and websites; Anthropologie stores in the United States, Canada and Europe, catalogs and websites; Free People wholesale, which sells its product to approximately 1,400 specialty stores and select department stores; Free People stores, catalogs and website; Terrain garden center and website and a BHLDN website.