ThriftBooks, the world’s largest independent online used book seller, will create 150 new jobs with the opening of a 190,000-square-foot processing center in Phoenix in early May.
“Phoenix continues to be a strategic location for ThriftBooks Global, LLC. With its advantageous market conditions, strong labor market, and geographic positioning, Phoenix offers us an incredibly exciting opportunity to expand our footprint in the region,” said Michael Teague, vice president of operations for the company. “ThriftBooks couldn’t be more excited to solidify our relationship with the Phoenix community.”
ThriftBooks has been operating in Greater Phoenix since 2011, and the move to a larger location will support the company’s growing business on thriftbooks.com and online marketplaces including Amazon, eBay, Etsy, AbeBooks and others.
“Once a company sees the quality of the Phoenix workforce and the stable business environment, it’s easy for the firm to scale up,” said Christine Mackay, director, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “ThriftBooks is another example of such an expansion. Their expansion and new hires show the strength of the growing Phoenix economy.”
Employment opportunities at the expanded facility include product sorters, machine line operators, and inventory control specialists, as well as leadership roles from entry level to multi-shift site management. The company will be hosting an employment open house on Tuesday, March 30th from 9am – 4pm local time. All those interested are encouraged to come by the facility at 9393 W. Buckeye Rd, Suite 125, Phoenix, AZ 85353 for tours and on-site interviews. For additional information about specific job opportunities, please visit https://www.thriftbooks.com/about-thriftbooks/careers/
“ThriftBooks expansion is representative of Greater Phoenix’s advantageous business climate and collaborative approach that allows companies to find success, scale as a result of talent availability, and reach consumers more quickly thanks to the region’s infrastructure,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The new ThriftBooks facility provides residents across the region with employment opportunities, and we wish them nothing but success.”
Cooper Fratt, senior vice president at CBRE, is representing the company in its real estate transaction, and Gary Anderson, senior director at Cushman & Wakefield, is the building representative for the facility leased by the growing company, located at 9393 W. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85353.
“ThriftBooks expansion emphasizes Arizona’s competitiveness as a location for global e-commerce leaders, and we’re grateful for this continued investment in our state,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We congratulate ThriftBooks on its growth and look forward to supporting the company’s success in Arizona well into the future.”