Posted October 18, 2013 by

45,000 Employees to be Hired for Seasonal Jobs

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Young woman holding a red and white sign about hiring. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, many people are likely to be searching for seasonal jobs.  If you’re one of them, the following post has an opportunity for you.

Toys“R”Us® recently announced plans to hire 45,000 employees to staff its stores and distribution centers nationwide as the company ramps up to meet the needs of gift-givers across all of its shopping channels this holiday season. This seasonal number is on par with hiring plans from last year. With traffic in Toys“R”Us stores and on its e-commerce site peaking in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the company’s expanded holiday workforce plays a key role in delivering exceptional customer service and providing memorable shopping experiences.

“We’re proud to create thousands of jobs across the country as we prepare for our busiest time of year in stores and online, while presenting opportunities for hardworking individuals to find a permanent position with our company,” said Elizabeth Wood, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “Toys“R”Us is the one-stop shop for gift-givers looking to fulfill kids’ holiday wishes, and part of what differentiates us as a specialty retailer is having knowledgeable, toy-trained associates in stores to help parents find the perfect present for their child.”

Many seasonal employees find that working during Christmastime is not only fun, exciting and fast-paced, but also a rewarding experience. In fact, last year close to 7,000 workers returned from previous holiday seasons to once again provide their knowledge and expertise. In addition, every year there are opportunities for high-performing, dependable temporary workers to assume extended roles and many have stayed on to work with the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer year-round. Last year, 15% of the seasonal workforce retained permanent positions with the company after the holiday season ended.

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