In these bleak economic times, news of new jobs comes as a welcome relief. In a press release late Wednesday afternoon, the company known as the Children’s Place said it plans to move its e-commerce warehouse facility from Secaucus, New Jersey to its 700,000 square foot distribution center in Ft Payne. That move should mean another 250 jobs for the area, that according to Jane Singer, the companys Vice-President for Investor Relations. The relocation is centered on the growing e-commerce business done by the Children’s Place, which saw an increase of about 60% over the last year, following a 35% increase from the year before. A spokesperson said that the company has simply outgrown its Secaucus facility, and that by moving the e-commerce business to the Southeast distribution center, they expect to be able to fully automate their fulfillment operations, and have ample room to expand in the future as the on-line business continues to grow. The move is expected to take place in June.The Children’s Place distribution center opened in Ft Payne in August of 2007, outfitted with 15 miles of conveyor systems, enabling it to handle over 60,000 cases of childrens clothing over an eight-hour shift. It was the first facility that the company built from the ground up. (Ft Payne Times-Journal)