GoTextbooks recently purchased a warehouse that will help create more than 200 jobs in the Little Rock area, the company announced Wednesday (Aug. 24). This will be GoTextbooks’ second Little Rock facility. Of the 200 new jobs, GoTextbooks has created 100 jobs at the company’s main facility and will create 100 jobs at its new facility.
GoTextbooks will invest more than $10 million in the property and make significant updates to the 276,694-square-foot warehouse, including a renovation to the office area. Once completed, the building, which is at 7200 Interstate 30will host more than one million textbooks for textbook direct source.
“We are excited about the jobs, revenue and growth opportunities that GoTextbooks will bring to our state,” said Matt Summitt, Chief Financial Officer of GoTextbooks. “We are proud to grow this business in Arkansas. GoTextbooks will be able to serve students across the country while also positively impacting a host of local Arkansas people and businesses.”
In June, GoTextbooks announced that it will serve as Chegg Inc.’s new fulfillment and operations provider. GoTextbooks’ decision to purchase a second facility was prompted by increased production demands.
“As we begin the new school year here in Arkansas, I’m excited to announce that GoTextbooks is expanding its business in Little Rock to meet the growing demands of the textbook industry,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “GoTextbooks has been a valued business partner at the Port of Little Rock for many years and is a great example of how Arkansas has the climate that growing businesses need to reach their full potential. I’m excited to see what he has in store for this local business.”
Over the past few months, GoTextbooks has begun the process of moving its newly acquired textbook inventory and is currently making significant improvements to its main warehouse in the Port of Little Rock.
Over the next 12 months, GoTextbooks will be filling hourly and salaried positions at the Sloane and Interstate 30 warehouses. The positions at both warehouses offer competitive wages and benefits.
Given the scale of the project, the company expects the transition to continue into 2023.