QVC Adding 500+ Jobs To Rocky Mount Facility

Home shopping giant QVC is getting a little bit bigger in Eastern Carolina. The company says it's adding hundreds of new jobs at its distribution facility in Edgecombe County.

QVC will expand its Rocky Mount center and invest $71 million over the next five years.

Governor Beverly Perdue says the expansion was made possible by a $1,000,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

The company says the expansion will add approximately one million square feet to the facility, creating 200 new full-time jobs and more than 300 part-time positions. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2012.

The company says the average salary for the 200 full-time jobs will be $30,216 not including benefits

As of the end 2010, QVC employed 541 full-time workers and 998 part-time and variable workers at the Rocky Mount facility.

In 2009, 250 employees at the facility were investigated by QVC for making questionable hardship withdrawals from their 401K retirement accounts. Some employees were kept from work during the investigation which led to protests near the facility.

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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 17, 2011 at 11:56 AM
    Let's see if this reduces the crime in the not.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    So the taxpayers paid QVC to hire more wrokers. Why didn't we just give the money directly to the workers? This deal with the state government giving away our money and then complaining becasue it is broke just does not wash with me. I think this money is well disguised campaign money. Who do you think QVC will support during the next election. The ones who gave them money and they will donate a large chunk to that campaign.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Feb 17, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    As long as the employees will be able to keep their positions permanently then that would be a big help. Good for that area! To Driving1AndAHalfHoursTo, I'll guarantee those 5 scums would still living off of the government. They wont work. They are a disgrace and a nuisance to society.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 at 06:59 PM
    I am willing to bet you all the NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE FROM REPUBLICANS. For all the negative posters, look in the mirror and see if you see a Repub looking back at you. Be honest, don't lie/cheat like you are inclined to do. I was right wasn't I?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    Woooo Weee...what a bunch of haters!!!
  • by Tom Location: ENC on Feb 16, 2011 at 06:05 PM
    Qvc will have to hire from out of the area!Good luck.
  • by Clint on Feb 16, 2011 at 05:11 PM
    I like handle Driving.
  • by Driving1AndAHalfHoursTo Location: WorkOneWay13HrDays! on Feb 16, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    If the five guys that were in that shoot out in E/C that shot a baby would have known they could have gotten a job here,that baby would have never been shot.
  • by clint on Feb 16, 2011 at 04:16 PM
    30K is decent money. I hope they can find some folks intelligent enough to fill them.
  • by chicks on Feb 16, 2011 at 03:08 PM
    be careful colin ward and the anti-chicken processing folks dont fight bringing these jobs to the area!!
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