The chief executive officer of New York-based Vroom says a new Boone County reconditioning and fulfillment center will serve as a role model for similar projects planned throughout the United States. The online used car retailer plans to invest more than $13 million in the project and add 220 jobs by 2020. Allon Bloch says central Indiana was a natural choice for the project because of its growing reputation as a logistics hub, extensive labor pool and proximity to other Midwest markets.
Bloch says the openings are for highly-specialized, high-paying positions.He says the company is looking for workers with expertise in detailing and mechanics, and will also be hiring several managers.
The more than 500,000 square-foot Whitestown facility will be able to house up to 2,500 vehicles at a time. The company says it will offer 24-hour delivery of those cars within a 300-mile radius of the Boone County operation.
Construction will begin immediately. Vroom plans to begin hiring within a month and open the center in January.
The company has a similar, but smaller operation in the Dallas area. Vroom currently employs around 140 in Texas and New York. It is planning other reconditioning and fulfillment facilities in the southeast and California areas in the coming years.
Bloch says the openings are for highly-specialized, high-paying positions.