Gap Will Add 600 Jobs and Almost Double Its Output in Central Ohio

Spikes in online sales drive Gap to expand, install state-of-the-art equipment
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Company Name: The Gap, Inc.
Location: Groveport, Ohio
Industry Sector: Logistics & Distribution
Company Profile: Gap Inc. is a global specialty clothing company. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta brands.
Company Website: http://www.gapinc.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Number of Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 600
    • Jobs retained: 1,508
  • Capital Investment: Over $1 million

Company Need:

Online sales growth is happening across the U.S. Gap’s increase in online orders are driving a need for extra fulfillment capability. The company considered adding capacity at an existing facility in Central Ohio. An increase would almost double Gap’s output in the region.

Why Ohio?

Central Ohio has been a strategic part of The Gap’s global operations for almost twenty years. Within the region, Gap has access to a majority of the North American population. This coupled with Ohio’s robust infrastructure will help Gap be efficient even with higher output. Moreover, Gap can continue to hire from a strong talent pool in the region and continue to provide its employees with a high quality of life.

In addition to Gap, Central Ohio is home to other lifestyle and apparel leaders such as Victoria’s Secret, Express and Abercrombie & Fitch. This presence is why the region has earned a reputation for retail innovation.

Testimonial:

“For nearly two decades, the Columbus Region has offered us a strong talent pool and high quality of life for our employees. As our online sales continue to grow across our U.S. network, we look forward to expanding our presence in the community.”

– Art Peck, CEO, Gap Inc.

Collaborators:

JobsOhio, Columbus 2020