On July 20, JCPenney officially welcomed associates back to the office with a ribbon cutting of its new corporate offices at the Campus at Legacy West (CALWest). A long-standing member of the North Texas business community, JCPenney’s return to its Plano campus marks a transformative moment for the Company as it drives its hybrid work strategy forward, supporting and accommodating the diverse personal and professional needs of its many corporate associates.
The homecoming committee planned events throughout the week to welcome associates back, from an associate resource fair to new headshots from JCPenney Portraits, activities with its business resource teams (BRTs) and hybrid work trainings. The week culminated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception attended by associates, business and nonprofit partners, elected officials and neighbors from the Plano business community.
JCPenney Chief Executive Officer Marc Rosen, Chief Human Resources Officer Andre Joyner and Texas Representative for District 66 Matt Shaheen addressed associates, emphasizing the importance of the associate experience and the Company’s place in the Plano community. In honor of the grand opening and as part of JCPenney’s three-year partnership with Feeding America, the program concluded with a check presentation to Feeding America from JCPenney for $175,000 to help address food insecurity in communities across the United States.
News of the return to office was covered by local outlets including WFAA, KDFW, KXAS, Dallas Business Journal and The Dallas Morning News, plus national publications like Footwear News and Chain Store Age.
JCPenney welcomes back more than 2,000 associates to the 320,000 square foot CALWest campus, in the same building where the company operated for 28 years prior to the pandemic. Following a move from New York City to Plano in 1992, the Company was one of the first to establish a corporate headquarters in the now thriving North Texas business hub. The reopening is part of JCPenney’s continued efforts to enhance the associate experience and remain a visible leader in the local business community.
“It’s important that our corporate headquarters provide an environment where we can collaborate and create, accommodate diverse personal and professional needs, and live and experience the JCPenney brand firsthand,” said Andre Joyner, chief human resources office for JCPenney. “CALWest offers all this and more, and although we called this building home for 28 years, there’s lots of new things to discover under its new ownership group, Capital Commercial Inc.”
The new office is an open working environment, designed to encourage collaboration among colleagues and connection to the JCPenney brand. Beyond the modern design and new technology aimed at fostering a seamless hybrid workforce, CALWest offers best-in-class amenities for our associates, including two pickleball courts, an arcade, state-of-the-art fitness centers and a golf simulator.