Sports store to bring more than 100 jobs to Florence

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Academy Sports + Outdoors is preparing to open their 8th South Carolina location in Florence and bring more than 100 jobs to the area.

The closest current location of an Academy Sports store is in Columbia, and there are other locations in Aiken and Rock Hill. Eric Herrera with Academy Sports confirmed that the planned Florence store will bring a heavy golf selection to reflect regional needs.

The store will be built on David McLeod Boulevard. The company plans to hire 125 full-time and part-time employees when it opens in spring 2014.

According to the store's website, their locations are stocked with quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment.

When the jobs open, they will be posted on this website:

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