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The building that once served as the Piggly Wiggly store off North Columbia Street in Milledgeville is being transformed for a new tenant.

Officials with Harbor Freight Tools recently announced the opening of a new store, slated for sometime this summer.

The business is expected to hire between 25 and 30 employees.

Harbor Freight Tools, headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., is known by its reputation of offering quality tools at discounted prices.

The company's Milledgeville store will be located at 1310 N. Columbia St.

Construction is already underway at the new Harbor Freight Tools store.

An official opening date will be announced later, according to a press release issued by Lisa Hartley, media planner for Harbor Freight Tools.

Positions at the Milledgeville store will include sales and logistic supervisors, as well as senior associates.

Harbor Freight Tools also will offer seasonal job opportunities.

“Harbor Freight Tools offers a competitive salary rate along with a best-in-class retail benefits package that includes robust health coverage and Thanksgiving and Christmas (holidays) off,” Hartley said.

The company has more than 23,000 associates, and more than 1,100 different locations, nationwide.

“Forbes Magazine recently recognized Harbor Freight as the country’s number one employer for veterans, as well as one the tip 20 large employers in all of retail,” Hartley said in the press release. 

DiversityJobs.com has named Harbor Freight one of its 2021 Top Employers, citing the company’s commitment to recruiting and hiring from all diversity groups, according to Hartley.

“We’ve been looking to open a location in Milledgeville 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 of 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 Milledgeville area, and we look forward to having them join the Harbor Freight team.”

Anyone interested in applying for one of the new jobs with Harbor Freight Tools can apply online at www.harborfreightjobs.com/retail and search for ‘Milledgeville.’















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