Revlon to add jobs at Oxford cosmetics plant

August 11, 2017

Global cosmetics and beauty care products company Revlon will expand operations at its facility near Oxford, creating 55 jobs over three years, officials said Friday.

The company will invest $16.1 million to add production capacity for its Elizabeth Arden line of products.

“Our Revlon and Elizabeth Arden brands are growing globally, and the plant expansion in Oxford will enable us to in-source production of fragrances and Elizabeth Arden skin care and color cosmetics to meet increased consumer demand,” Alan Blake, Revlon chief supply chain officer, said in a statement. “We are committed to the state of North Carolina and pleased to be making a significant economic investment at our largest manufacturing plant in the world.”

Revlon already employs more than 1,300 people in North Carolina. The expansion of the Oxford facility will add fragrance filling and assembly lines to its operation.

Salaries for the new jobs will average $37,679, plus benefits, which is in line with Granville County’s average wage.

The company qualified for a performance-based grant of $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which matches financial assistance provides by local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job and investment targets to obtain payment.