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Ocean State Job Lot Purchases Former Toys ‘R Us Location in Deptford; 50 Full & Part-time Store Associates to Be Hired

The new store will be the retailer’s fifth in New Jersey and first in South Jersey. This location is across from the Deptford Mall and is currently being redeveloped.

North Kingstown, RI – (September 10, 2020) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, recently purchased the former Toys “R” Us location at 409 Almonesson Road, Deptford, NJ.

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Pat Gallagher, Brian Goodwin, David Judd and Brandon Anapol of Metro Commercial brokered the transaction. With a scheduled opening in late fall of 2020, this 44,165 sq. foot store is the 9th Toys ‘R Us location purchased since 2017.

The new store will be the retailer’s fifth in New Jersey, first in Southern New Jersey, and the 144th in the chain. This location is across from the Deptford Mall which is currently being redeveloped.  

Mark Matthews of 42 Freeway first reported this news in July, 2020.

Ocean State Job Lot is currently hiring for 50 full-time and part-time opportunities. Open positions include: Area Supervisors, Ad Coordinator, Department Heads, Field Merchandiser, Front End Supervisors, Operations Supervisor, Maintenance Associate, Receiver, Sales Associates, Stock Associates and Visual Merchandisers.

To apply, visit the Ocean State Job Lot careers website at

For any questions regarding the hiring process please email the recruiting department at

“We’re excited to open our fifth store in New Jersey and our first in Southern New Jersey,” said Paul Cox, Director of Store Operations, Ocean State Job Lot. “We look forward to introducing the Deptford community to the incredible values we offer at Ocean State Job Lot and are looking to hire friendly, motivated individuals in the area who will provide the outstanding customer service for which Ocean State Job Lot is known.”

Ocean State Job Lot encourages applicants from community-based organizations to apply and offers a competitive salary and benefits package including: flexible hours; medical, vision and dental insurance, if eligible; profit participation; service awards; paid time off; 401K; store discount, and more.

Shoppers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania know Ocean State Job Lot for its Crazy Deals, Insider Club, fantastic prices, friendly customer service, and wide range of merchandise. “This location makes sense for us. Its central location across from the Deptford Mall and its large footprint provides an enhanced in-store customer experience and will allow us to offer our customers a fantastic overall shopping experience,” continued Cox.

Ocean State Job Lot has made its mark in the discount-retail segment through opportunistic buying, which allows it to pass along huge savings to consumers. OSJL offers a wide selection of first-quality name brands and closeout merchandise at unbelievable prices.

Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (such as holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), kitchen pantry staples and a broad offering of gourmet and international specialty foods.

About Ocean State Job Lot  

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 144 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales of approximately $750 million. Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices.

Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price.

The company has been named a “Best Midsize Employer” by Forbes Magazine.

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning.

Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park, North Kingstown, RI 02852.  Phone: (401) 295-2672.