SHEIN picks Whitestown for distribution center, 850 new jobs

A photo of the new SHEIN distribution center that will open later this year in Whitestown, IN.

Global fashion retailer SHEIN announced it will be opening a new distribution center in Whitestown, Ind., with plans to bring 850 jobs to Hoosiers.

This new center will also serve as a partnership with IU Kelley School of Business to develop and publish a study on SHEIN’s economic impact on the surrounding area of Whitestown, which will be published later this year, according to a public relations representative.

“Kyle Anderson, clinical assistant professor of business economics and faculty chair of the Evening MBA Program at Kelley IUPUI, will be conducting a research study with a team of students into the economic impact of SHEIN’s new distribution facility on central Indiana,” Mark Aitken, SHEIN vice president of US public affairs, told the Journal & Courier.

Mark Aitken, VP of US public affairs for SHEIN will oversee the IU partnership.

With the distribution center aiming to bring in hundreds of jobs to Indiana, the exact type of jobs that will be created may be on local Hoosiers minds. Such jobs, according to Aitken, will start at $18 per hour with 100% base plan premium coverage.

“The Whitestown facility will be hiring for a full range of opportunities,” Aitken said, “from managerial to maintenance and supervisors to warehouse.”