Barnes & Noble started in 1886 from a bookstore named Arthur Hinds & Company, which is located in New York City. In 1886, Gilbert Clifford Noble, graduate from Harvard, was hired to work in that bookstore as a clerk. In 1894, Clifford Noble was made a partner and changed their business name to Hinds & Noble. In 1917, Noble entered into a partnership with William Barnes, the son of his old friend Charles. Noble bought out Hinds so the name of the store was changed to Barnes & Noble. In 1873, Barnes opened a book printing business in Illinois. In 1930, Noble sold his share to John Wilcox Barnes, the son of William Barnes. Noble died at the age of 72 in 1936. Barnes & Noble moved their location on 18th Street and Fifth Avenue at the height of the Great Depression in 1932. They opened a new publishing division in 1931. They are the first businesses who feature Muzak. William Barnes died at the age of 78 in 1945 and John Wilcox, his son, take charge of the business. Their store expanded by opening retail stores and shops near New York city, Harvard and other Northeast college campuses. Barnes & Noble were purchased by Leonard Riggio in 1971. In 1974, it became the first bookstore to make advertisement on television and after a year the company became the first bookseller in the United States wherein they give discounts on books. In 1970’s and 1980’s they opened a smaller discount stores, but eventually phased out. The company began publishing their own books and sold by mail-order customers. In 1980’s and in 1987, the company continues to expand and they purchased Bookstop, a 22 store chain, in 1989. In 1999, the company became the second-largest online bookseller in the United States. Barnes & Noble began selling books online in 1980’s. In 2002, Stephen Riggio, brother of Leonard Riggio, was named CEO. The company launched The Barnes & Noble Review in 2007, which is an online literary site that features book reviews, interviews from authors and critics and columns. In 2010, William Lynch was appointed as CEO the former president of the company’s website and Steve Riggio stayed as vice chairman. In 2013, William Lynch resigned and later take over from Michael Huseby as the new CEO of the company in 2014.
Distribution Center Jobs in Barnes & Noble
You will manage and control all the functions of the center efficiently. You will implement strategies and objectives to achieve Distribution Center’s goals.
Warehouse Lead Clerk
You will assist in monitoring and tracking the workflow assigned area. You will make work assignments and assigns department employees duties on their areas such as picking, packing the materials, shipping and receiving.
Customer Service Representative
You will be responsible in assisting retail stores by providing product and information. You will resolve product and service via email or telephone. You will create and maintain records and work with teams and vendors.
You will be responsible in giving an excellent customer service for processing all Reno Distribution Center claims related to personal leaves, short and long term disabilities and worker’s compensation.
Barnes & Noble is a great place to work for because they have the smart people who love what they do and know the product they sell. As a way of giving back to all their associates, the company provides a competitive benefit program with several options to choose from to meet the needs of their employees and their families as well. The company offers a medical, dental plan and flexible spending account. They provide a paid time off for personal, vacation and holidays. The company offers a 401 k savings plan and basic life insurance that equals to annual earnings of full-time and part-time employees. They also provide assistance for tuition if you decide to further your business career. They also give a discount for every product that they sell and even online which is available already on your first day of hire.