New Academy Sports + Outdoors to create more than 100 jobs

Hiring will begin in a few months for another new store coming to the Harbison area.

Academy Sports + Outdoors has started to build on Park Terrace Drive in Columbia. Senior Communications Coordinator Eric Herrera said the 71,000-square-foot store is slated to be open by summer of 2014.

The Columbia location is expected to generate about 150 jobs. Hiring will take place online, but positions have not been posted yet. Herrera said applicants are welcome to check back as often as they like.

Academy Sports + Outdoors carries an assortment of sports, outdoor and lifestyle equipment ranging from hunting and camping gear to athletic footwear and apparel.

The company opened two South Carolina stories last year in Aiken and Anderson, and Academy Sports + Outdoors also has a location in Northeast Columbia.

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