By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
The incoming Lowe’s distribution center will bring more to the Rome community than just hundreds of jobs.
Andy Johnson, regional general manager for the Hardware and Appliance store, spoke to the Rome Rotary club Thursday, presenting new, detailed information on the 14.4 million square-foot distribution center located off GA 53.
When finished, the mammoth building will house close to 500 employees in a variety of fields, including administration, management, Logistics, receiving, shipping and maintenance.
These positions will not be the only job growth the center will bring, as they plan to also employ local 3rd party truck drivers, custodians and vending machine operators.
Along with jobs for hard-hit Rome, Lowe’s will bring several charitable programs, designed to aid the local community. Their Charitable Education Foundation has donated 1.3 million dollars to schools and communities in Georgia, and will offer their assistance to schools in Floyd county. In similar distribution locations under Johnson’s management, employees came together to build houses for habitat for humanity and playgrounds for schools.
The application process has begun for leadership positions. By October 15th, all jobs will be open for applicants online. January 7th will begin the new hire orientation.
Though there are plans for the implementation of a night shift in 2013, the shifts will run from 6am to 4:30pm on weekdays and 6am to 6:30pm on weekends.
To apply, visit www.lowes.com/career .