Thredup Is Hot, Hiring, and Here in San Leandro!
In 2009 James Reinhart founded thredUP in San Francisco. At the time, the company focused its energy on providing an online platform where mothers could exchange children’s clothing. As the company grew, the consignment business expanded to include women’s designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. ThredUP chose San Leandro as the location for its original distribution center, but last year, the increase in sales facilitated the opening of two additional distribution centers in Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Later this year, thredUP plans to open a fourth distribution center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The thredUP business model is similar to that of a consignment shop, only online-based and on an infinitely grander scale. Customers can not only order like-new clothing, but also arrange for sale of gently used unwanted garments, from the comfort of their homes. On a given day, the San Leandro distribution center is home to more than 300,000 articles of clothing that have been meticulously inspected, photographed, measured, and inventoried for sale.
ThredUP has enjoyed an annual growth rate of 150% and the 106,000 square foot San Leandro distribution center employs over 205 employees, and has immediate needs for 20 detail-oriented and diligent employees, expecting to rise to 50 employees as demand continues to grow. The distribution center provides a wide range of jobs, varying from inspecting and photographing incoming garments to retrieving and shipping outgoing orders. Full time employees are offered attractive incentives, including thredUP stock options and clothing discounts. Job seekers can follow this link to learn more about job opportunities.
San Leandro is fortunate to have thredUP on its growing list of cutting-edge and blossoming start-up businesses.