Outlet mall job fair March 30By SIMON RIOS
Union Leader Correspondent
March 21. 2012 11:32PM
MERRIMACK - Of the more than 800 jobs that will open up at Merrimack Premium Outlets, the upscale retail center that opens in June, the company has announced that many of the positions will be filled at a March 30 job fair at Nashua Community College.
'This a great opportunity to work where you'll also want to shop,' said Elaine Devine, general manager at Merrimack Premium Outlets. 'We will have over 800 excellent job opportunities, and Merrimack Premium Outlets merchants are eager to begin staffing their stores.'
Among the center's 100 planned outlet stores are Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bloomindale's Outlet Store, Bose, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Talbots and Tommy Hilfiger.
The fair, in cooperation with New Hampshire Works and New Hampshire Employment Security, will feature positions across the spectrum, from management and security to customer service and stocking. Custodial and sales positions are also open, with full- and part-time positions available.
The fair takes place March 30 at Nashua Communituy College, 505 Amherst St. on Route 101A. Doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
'Come prepared,' Devine said. 'Bring your resume and dress professionally. Some merchants may even hire on the spot.'
Devine emphasized that each of the outlet's 100 stores is hiring, although not all of them will be present at the job fair.
Merrimack Premium Outlets is owned by the Indiana-based Simon Property Group, the largest real estate company in America. Of the company's 70 Premium Outlet Centers, 57 are in the U.S., and the latest one is in Merrimack.
The stores' grand opening will take place in June.