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Wayfair to Bring Over 500 Jobs to Meridian Township
Post Date:11/26/2019 10:50 AM
Over a year’s worth of market data analysis, site visits and strategic discussions, led by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) on behalf of the region and Site Selection Group on behalf of Wayfair, will culminate in a new customer service center at 4700 S. Hagadorn Road in Meridian Township.
"Meridian Township is a growing community with prime schools, neighborhoods and businesses and provides outstanding service to its residents. Meridian welcomes Wayfair and the 500 employees it plans to bring to the Township," said Meridian Township Supervisor Ronald J. Styka.
Wayfair will be fixing up and leasing 62,000 square feet of office space from the Eyde Company.
“I am thrilled that such a recognizable, national brand chose Meridian Township for their expansion site. Providing a high volume of credible jobs to recent graduates of Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and other institutions will go a long way in retaining much needed talent in Michigan,” said Chris Buck Meridian Township Economic Development Director.
Wayfair, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Boston, strives to be the employer of choice in the e-commerce customer service space. Here in greater Lansing, the customer service center will ramp up to just over 500 full time competitively paid customer service jobs in the first three years. These jobs are particularly expected to draw interest from the local University student community as well as surrounding regions, acting as both an opportunity to retain existing talent and attract new talented professionals to the community.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) contributed greatly to the project by approving over $2 million dollars in grants to assist in Wayfair’s job creation and investment.
Wayfair looks to begin hiring its first wave of employees in the first half of 2020, expanding its award-winning team and culture in the Lansing region.
Information provided by LEAP; a coalition of area leaders partnering to build a stronger community for all--working every day to grow, retain and attract business to the Lansing, Michigan region.