Today Is Last Day For Bass Pro Shops Job Fair
By Space Coast Daily // September 18, 2013
Set To Hire 200 For Palm Bay Location
ABOVE VIDEO: Rodney Rogers talks fishing at the Bass Pro Shop in their Orlando, Florida location.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA –Bass Pro Shops will hold the last day of their job fair today in preparation of their opening a 112,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center store in Palm Bay located at the intersection of I-95 and Palm Bay Road.
Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, plans to hire for about 200 jobs at the new Palm Bay location, including full-time, part-time and seasonal. For more information call 321-412-6037.
The job fair will run 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 State Road A1A in Indialantic.
“The City of Palm Bay welcomes Bass Pro Shops to our community,” said Mayor William Capote.
“As one of the premier outdoor retailers in North America, Bass Pro Shops will strongly compliment Palm Bay’s fishing and boating venues as well as the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities in Brevard and Indian River Counties.”
“As one of the premier outdoor retailers in North America, Bass Pro Shops will strongly compliment Palm Bay’s fishing and boating venues as well as the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities in Brevard and Indian River Counties. Bass Pro Shops is routinely recognized for their environmental stewardship and they will be a great fit with Brevard County’s conservation initiatives, environmental education and outdoor recreation activities. Palm Bay is so proud Bass Pro Shops has recognized our community as a place where their creative and unique business model will be very successful.”
Bass Pro Shops has been recognized numerous times for their conservation and outdoor education efforts as well as for what they do to support our military men and women. Bass Pro Shops was recently named by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 10 Hottest Brands in America, along with name brands such as Old Spice, M&M’s, iPad and Droid.
FEATURES UNIQUE EXTERIOR & INTERIOR MOTIFS
Hosting over 120 million people visiting its 77 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada this year, Bass Pro Shops features a unique exterior and interior motifs that have branded Bass Pro Shops as visually appealing, high-quality outdoor stores.
The outdoors feel is brought indoors through large indoor aquariums and water features stocked with native fish species as well as extensive collections of museum quality fish and wildlife mounts. Historic photos and exhibits will pay tribute to Florida’s great outdoor heritage.
“We have enjoyed a long relationship with Florida sportsmen,” said Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops.
“We opened our first Florida store in Ft. Lauderdale 15 years ago and our new Palm Bay Sportsman’s Center store will be dedicated to better serving the sportsmen of Florida’s central Atlantic coast area.
PALM BAY PRIME LOCATION TO SERVE SALTWATER FISHERMEN
Palm Bay represents a prime location to serve saltwater coastal fishermen and the vibrant and expanding, freshwater fishing and hunting markets in this region.
“The upper St. John’s River offers some of the best bass fishing in the world,” said Morris.
“The nearby Stick Marsh Reservoir is also world famous for its great fishing. Fellsmere, Three Forks, and C-10 Reservoirs will open within the next 5 years offering another 25,000 acres to freshwater anglers and other recreational users. Our new store will offer a broad selection of high quality gear at low prices and Bass Pro Shops associates’ friendly, expert service to the area’s sportsmen and women.”
Bass Pro Shops will fast track re-development of 112,000 square feet of existing retail space at the high profile location.
“We want to be open as soon as we can to serve hunters, anglers and all outdoor enthusiasts,” Morris said.
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP FOR OUTDOOR RECEATION
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida are pleased to hear Bass Pro Shops is now opening a new store in the Palm Bay area.
“We already have a great working relationship with Bass Pro Shops, from support for our youth conservation programs to our exciting new TrophyCatch program promoting catch and release of trophy bass in Florida,” said Nick Wiley Executive Director of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
“They have always been a pleasure to work with and continue to show outstanding leadership and support for fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation in Florida. Bass Pro Shops has been an enthusiastic and innovative conservation partner with FWC, and now that they are in Palm Bay it will only help make our working relationship in Florida that much stronger. ”
GREAT FIT FOR BREVARD COUNTY’S CONSERVATION EFFORTS
Bass Pro Shops’ award-winning, outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education while delivering unmatched value and service to customers.
The average customer stays 2½ hours and drives an average distance of over 50 miles. There are over one million people within the 50 mile radius of the Palm Bay store and millions more outdoor enthusiasts who visit.
In addition to being the world’s leading supplier of premium fishing tackle, Bass Pro Shops is also America’s leading supplier of hunting gear.
Bass Pro Shops manufactures and sells the world’s leading brands of fishing boats, including Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako factory direct to fishermen. Bass Pro Shops is also the No. 1 dealer in the U.S. for Arctic Cat ATV’s and UTV’s.
More than just a fishing and hunting store, Bass Pro Shops offers equipment and clothing for hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, outdoor cooking and more. A gift and nature center will serve up a wide variety of outdoor-related items, from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture.
ABOVE MAP: Bass Pro Shops will hod a job fair from Sept. 16-18 in preparation of their opening a 112,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center store in Palm Bay at the intersection of I-95 and Palm Bay Road. The store plans to hire for about 200 people for the new Palm Bay location, including full-time, part-time and seasonal. For more information call 321-412-6037.