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Ocean State Job Lot to Open New Store in Pembroke, MA in Fall 2024

31,737 sq. ft. store is OSJL’s 51st in Massachusetts; will fill former Christmas Tree Shops location

North Kingstown, RI – (July 1, 2024) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), the region’s premier discount retail chain with 153 stores across the Northeast, is pleased to announce it will open a new store in Pembroke, Massachusetts in the fall of 2024. The new location will be the chain’s 51st in the Bay State.

“We are so pleased to open our 51st store in the state of Massachusetts,” said Mykel Palazzini, District Team Leader for Ocean State Job Lot. “Bay State shoppers have embraced Ocean State Job Lot from the opening of our first store in 1981, and we look forward to providing our customers on the South Shore with a big and bright Ocean State Job Lot!”

Conveniently located right off Route 3 at 295 Old Oak Street, the leased location will provide more than 31,000 square feet of shopping space, restoring vibrancy to this former Christmas Tree Shops location, and creating new jobs in the community. Pembroke will be an additional OSJL store on the South Shore, joining nearby existing stores in Marshfield and Kingston.

OSJL will hire for various positions, including store leadership, supervisory, and full-time and part-time associates. The company offers competitive pay and benefits packages, including flexible hours; medical, vision, and dental insurance, if eligible; profit participation; service awards; paid time off; 401K; 30% store discount and more. The online application process will begin later this summer.   

Shoppers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania know Ocean State Job Lot for its Crazy Deals, Insider Club, fantastic prices, friendly customer service, and wide range of merchandise. Ocean State Job Lot has made its mark in the discount-retail segment through opportunistic buying, which allows it to offer a wide selection of first-quality name brands and closeout merchandise at unbelievable prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (such as lawn and garden essentials; patio, pool, and beach supplies; heating and cooling, and holiday), kitchen pantry staples, and a broad offering of gourmet and international specialty foods.

About Ocean State Job Lot:

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 153 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales exceeding $800 million. OSJL Shoppers find an ever-changing array of brand name, first-quality merchandise at closeout prices, including household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool, and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price. The company was named a four-time “Best Employer” by Forbes® Magazine*, a four-time US Best Managed Company by Deloitte, a three-time winner of the Inspiring Workplaces in North America Award, and a Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces winner. *Ocean State Job Lot is not affiliated with Forbes®.

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts, and promoting learning. The Foundation’s operational, administrative, and overhead expenses are covered by Ocean State Job Lot, not the Foundation, ensuring that 100% of every dollar raised through the Foundation goes directly to helping those in need.

Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered in the Quonset Point Business Park at 375 Commerce Park Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852.  Phone: (401) 295-2672; Website: