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Ross to open in March

It’s almost here.

In March Ross Dress for Less will open its doors in Covington Corners on Hwy. 278 and Elm Street.

Construction for the department store began months ago, and will finally be open for Newton County consumers soon, according to Connie Wong, Investor and Media Relations representative for the store.

“The Covington location was a great opportunity for us,” Wong said. “When deciding on any given location, we consider a variety of factors, including targeted demographics that are in sync with our core customer, population density, great visibility and high traffic counts.”

“This has been a long time coming and we are ready,” said Serra Hall, Director of Commercial Development in the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce’s Office of Economic Development. “Many years ago, the place to shop for apparel in Newton County was only around the Square. Staples such as Cohen’s, R & L’s, White’s, Pool’s, Callaway’s and Belk Department stores were all available.

“Times have now changed and we are seeing the Square transform into restaurants, specialty stores and boutiques, where Highway 278 is becoming the go to area for big box apparel needs,” she said.

Reporting revenues of $10.2 billion in 2013, Ross Dress for Less employs nearly 60,000 employees at over 1,100 stores in 33 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam. On average, Wong said, approximately 50 permanent full- and part-time employees will be hired at each new store.

The store in Covington Corners “will provide new jobs for the local community and introduce our unbeatable savings to the local residents,” Wong said.

People interested in jobs at the Covington store can apply online at Ross’s web site: