A leading online marketplace for consumers to buy and sell like-new women’s and children’s clothing will establish a distribution and warehouse operation in Gwinnett County, according to an announcement Tuesday morning from the governor's office.
Company officials say thredUP will bring 300 jobs to the region as a result.
“thredUP's decision to grow its business here in Georgia is a direct reflection of our first-rate workforce and the ease of access we provide to the company's online customer base,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “These are critical components for innovative companies like thredUP to continue growing. I am confident thredUP will benefit from the wealth of resources that make Georgia the No. 1 state for business."
thredUP is an augmented marketplace that specializes in the buying and selling of women’s and kids secondhand apparel. The company will retrofit and upgrade an existing facility at 2670 Breckinridge Blvd. in unincorporated Gwinnett County. The newly created jobs will include a range of positions including inspection, quality assurance and inventory and HR management.
“We’re excited to put down roots here in Duluth and to have access to the area’s tremendous high-quality workforce as we build out our team,” said John Voris, chief operating officer of thredUP. “By opening new distribution centers in strategic locations across the country, thredUP is able to increase processing capacity, while also offering faster shipping transit times and more localized, seasonally relevant inventory.”
With the opening of the new distribution center, thredUP will expand its Southeastern presence to better serve a rapidly growing customer base.
"thredUP’s decision to locate in Gwinnett County demonstrates once again the strong business climate that exists here,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash. “Gwinnett’s skilled workforce and connectivity make it the ideal location for companies like thredUP to grow and thrive.”