West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Tomblin visits the Macy's Fulfillment Center in Martinsburg

12/2/2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today visited the Macy's fulfillment center in Martinsburg. The visit included a private briefing with national executives and a facility tour where the governor met hundreds of workers. The Berkeley County center has sharply exceeded expectations since opening in July 2012. The company anticipates hiring about 2,100 seasonal workers this holiday season-triple the number initially projected. When added to the center's core workforce of about 1,100, the Martinsburg facility will employ more than 3,000 this holiday season.
 
"Macy's West Virginia fulfillment center is booming," said Gov. Tomblin. "It's wonderful to see firsthand the success this great American company is having here in the Eastern Panhandle. This season, millions of people all over the eastern United States will open gifts that come from right here in Martinsburg. The Macy's executives I met with today are thrilled with the workforce and business climate they've found here in West Virginia: this center has far exceeded their expectations." 
 
"I had the chance to tour the facility today and meet with hundreds of the employees responsible for its top-notch performance," Gov. Tomblin continued. "I can tell you these are exactly the kind of hardworking folks that make West Virginia a winning choice for leading companies from around the globe - something more and more employers are discovering." 
 
"Our employment at the Martinsburg fulfillment center is the result of the rapid growth of Macy's omnichannel business, including online orders from customers. This facility has come on stream very swiftly and successfully. We are proud of our associates in Martinsburg, and the quality of their work. They are doing a great job serving Macy's customers," said Peter Longo, president of Macy's Logistics.
 
The 1.3 million-square-foot facility, located near Interstate 81 in Martinsburg, is the company's largest Internet fulfillment center. It fulfills orders placed on Macys.com and from Macy's stores. Macy's chose Martinsburg from more than 150 locations that competed for the center. 
 
As large as 46 football fields, the center contains 14 miles of conveyor belts and ships up to 250,000 packages on peak days. It currently employs about 1,100 full-time and permanent part-time employees, but will hire an additional 2,100 employees for the holiday season.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977