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December 15, 2018

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New cosmetics warehouse to employ 400 in North Las Vegas

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is planning a 714,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center in North Las Vegas that will employ 400 people, the city announced today.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development today approved an economic development package requested by the company, which now plans to finalize lease negotiations for the facility at the Tropical Distribution Center, officials said.

Sephora selected North Las Vegas for its western distribution center after a yearlong search, officials said. Work on the facility should be completed by May 2019.

“As we continue our growth plan — especially in the Western U.S. — it was important to us that we establish a new regional distribution center that could most effectively supply product to stores in 12 Western states,” Mike Racer, senior vice president of supply chain at Sephora, said in a statement.

Sephora plans to fill nearly all positions with Nevada residents and will work with regional workforce centers to find qualified employees who may be disabled or veterans, city officials said.

Sephora’s facility will consist of a distribution center for retail locations and an e-commerce fulfillment center with direct shipping to consumers, as well as an attached 20,000-square-foot office.

The facility will be located adjacent to Amazon’s recently announced 2.4 million-square-foot fulfillment center at the 120-acre industrial park.

“The advancements we’ve implemented to make North Las Vegas the most business-friendly city are being recognized worldwide by major companies that are lining up to locate here,” Mayor John Lee said in a statement.