L.L. Bean plans to hire about 100 employees to work at its newest retail store in New Jersey.

The Freeport-based outdoor gear and clothing company is accepting applications for the Freehold, N.J., store, which is set to open in mid-September. Spokeswoman Carolyn Beem said the hiring will happen in late July and early August.

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L.L. Bean has 18 retail stores in eight states outside of Maine, including two others in New Jersey. The company also has 10 outlet stores in four states.

The new 25,000-square-foot store in New Jersey will occupy the former home of a Borders bookstore in the Freehold Raceway Mall.