Harbor Freight opening this summer, hiring 25-to-30 employees; New sign is up

Harbor Freight Tools is opening a new store at 2347 Augusta Road, West Columbia. The store has its sign up on the front of the building. It’s in the shopping center that contains Hobby Lobby, KJ’s grocery and MUV Fitness.

The new Harbor Freight is expected to open this summer, but no specific date has been announced. An official opening date will be given closer to opening, according to a Harbor Freight press release.

A banner announcing the store was coming was hung in mid-May and construction was started at the location, using local workers and companies from the surrounding West Columbia area.

“We’ve been looking to open a location in West Columbia for a number of years so that we can provide the tools and equipment at tremendous values to the community,” said Trey Feiler, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction for Harbor Freight Tools. “In addition to finding a great location, we were attracted by the availability of great Associates in the West Columbia area, and we look forward to having them join the Harbor Freight team.”

The store is expected to bring between 25 and 30 new jobs to the community, including Sales and Logistic Supervisors, Senior Associates, Sales Associates, and seasonal opportunities as well. Harbor Freight Tools offers a competitive starting rate along with a best-in-class retail benefits package that includes robust health coverage, and Thanksgiving and Christmas off.

Harbor Freight provides stability and the opportunity to advance in a company that continues to grow, with over 28,000 Associates and more than 1500 locations nationwide.
Interested applicants can apply online at www.harborfreightjobs.com/retail and search “West Columbia, SC.”

About Harbor Freight Tools
Harbor Freight Tools is America’s #1 tool store, offering quality tools and unbeatable value to over 75 million professional and DIY customers. The family-owned company started in Southern California in 1977, when Eric Smidt began bypassing middlemen, working directly with factories, and passing the savings on to customers. The first store opened in 1980, and the company has grown to over 1500 stores nationwide. With 2-3 new locations opening every week, Harbor Freight is one of America’s fastest growing retailers.

Harbor Freight puts people first…its customers and its 28,000+ team members. The company was recently certified as a “Great Place to WorkTM” for the second year in a row. It has also been recognized by Forbes as one of the 20 best large companies to work for in retail for four years in a row, one of the nation’s best employers for veterans and one of 20 best large companies for women to work for in retail.

Harbor Freight Tools locations are open 7 days a week, Mondays through Saturdays from 8 am to 8 pm and on Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm.

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