Boscov’s Seeking Department Managers

Boscov’s department store – slated to open at the Ohio Valley Mall in October – is seeking managers.

Candidates are asked to bring resumes to the mall’s Community Room between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 25.

Areas where managers are needed include fashion apparel departments, such as ladies’ sportswear, women and petites, ladies coats and dresses, men’s sportswear, cosmetics, jewelry, intimate apparel, handbags and accessories, young men’s and athletic clothing; home fashion departments, including housewares, gifts, domestics, seasonal/patio/candy; and support area managers, such as trainers, cash office, inventory control and visual merchandise.

The store will occupy the space most recently used by Levin Furniture Outlet and originally by J.C. Penney.

Plans include enlarging the store to encompass 180,000 square feet of retail space in addition to a community auditorium, where entertainers, fashion shows and other events will be held. The store will employ about 300 people.

Boscov’s describes itself as the largest family-owned department store in the nation, boasting it is a ”billion dollar plus” chain. It has been in business for 102 years. There are 41 Boscov’s stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Albert Boscov, chairman of Boscov’s, previously said his company was looking for the right time to open a Boscov’s in the area. After the unemployment rate in Belmont County improved, they decided to make their move.

”Boscov’s is slightly different than most retailers because we understand that no one in America needs a doggone thing – that every closet is full. But retailing is fun and recreation, and we try to make it fun and recreational,” Boscov said during a past press conference announcing plans for the new store.