The History of Ocean State Job Lot

Ocean State Job Lot’s commitment to bringing value to our customers has been there since our first store opened on August 15, 1977 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Now, with over 150 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we are stretching our savings to more and more customers every day.

With each new store, Ocean State Job Lot strives to truly be part of every community we serve. Ocean State Job Lot’s Charitable Foundation supports important causes such as assisting children, veterans and military, those who are homeless, and those struggling with food insecurity. The Foundation also aids animal rescues, shelters and welfare organizations as well as provides support for healthcare programs and services.

From Ocean State Job Lot ownership to our thousands of associates, the team is guided by the commitment outlined in the company’s Mission, Vision and Values to work toward creating a successful workplace and strong community partnerships. These qualities have led Ocean State Job Lot to be recognized with many prestigious awards as an employer of choice.

As you take a look at our rich history, we invite you to be part of our present and future.
Ocean State Job Lot History Timeline