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Why Work Here

Value. Team. Passion. Ocean State Job Lot is all about it.

At Ocean State Job Lot, our goal is to bring extraordinary value to our customers. That goal begins with a dedicated team working together every day. This team could include you.

Join our team and bring your passion to begin your new career with us in one of our stores or distribution centers or at our corporate office. Start your search below!

Who We Are

Ocean State Job Lot is the Northeast’s largest, privately held, closeout retail chain with over 150 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 associates, and annual sales exceeding $800 million. We’ve been recognized as a US Best Managed Company for the second straight year by Deloitte and we have earned other major accolades for being an employer of choice. Ocean State Job Lot currently offers various hybrid opportunities giving you more flexibility between the office and working from home.

In addition, Ocean State Job Lot is the largest privately owned donor of food in the Northeast, partnering with food banks and pantries in nine states, and providing the equivalent of millions of meals every year to those in need.

Ocean State Job Lot associates in front of a new store.

New Stores

Ocean State Job Lot is growing! Check out our New Stores page for up-to-date information on store openings and relocations.

Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission

We strive to always value our customers and our communities.

Our Vision

We provide unmatched value for our customers and associates to help build a better environment for all that embodies Ocean State Job Lot’s vision.

Our Values


Get the answers to frequently asked questions about employment at Ocean State Job Lot.

When submitting an application on our company website, you have the option to upload your resume. Cover letters are optional.

We accept applications for all open positions, and based on your qualifications, our talent acquisition team may recommend other roles for you and can invite you to apply for a different role that fits your qualifications. After 60 days, candidates can reapply for any open position.

Yes; all candidates for positions at Ocean State Job Lot are required to undergo a background check.

Yes. Applicants are also always welcome to check in on their application status by contacting our recruitment department via [email protected].

Vaccines are not mandated therefore there is no policy specifically to vaccination status.

Yes. Depending on the business area, our workforce is considered “flexible and hybrid.” You can discuss this with a member of our talent acquisition team for further information and details about our flexible workforce.

Yes! Our application process allows applicants to apply with their LinkedIn profile to make your application process easy.

All OSJL associates are paid weekly on Friday.

All new hires are required to bring valid forms of identification to their orientation. For questions on specific identification forms, please contact your recruiter.