LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - CafePress, Inc. is moving their global headquarters to Riverport Drive in Louisville bringing with it 592 new full-time jobs.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was thrilled about the announcement on Monday, but did acknowledge the 8.7% unemployment rate in Kentucky.
"We still have way too many people out of work,” said Beshear. “But we are moving in the right direction and Kentucky is coming out of this economic recession a lot faster and a lot better off than most other states in this country.”
Cafe Press, Inc. is a global e-commerce company that makes custom design clothing and products.
The company will be looking for people to fill manufacturing, marketing and other positions. Pay rates start between $10 and $18.
The CEO of CafePress, Inc. says they are moving their headquarters from California to Kentucky for two main reasons, which are the people of the Commonwealth and a tax incentive of up to $10 million the state is offering.
“I’m in a public company,” said CafePress, Inc. CEO Bob Marino. “So, of course the bottom and the top line are very potent and visible to me. But I also understand how we get to the top of the line, by having a very cohesive, well managed, great work force and it was all here for us in Kentucky and it was just a question of assembling it.”
CafePress, Inc. will be taking applications online. The company will be filling the 592 positions over the next 10 years.