JCPenney needs workers to meet holiday demand

JCPenney has joined the growing list of retailers hiring for thousands of seasonal positions.

The company announced Tuesday that it will hire 37,000 seasonal workers at stores and customer care centers across the country for the holiday season.

Anyone interested in a job can attend the national hiring day at all stores Oct. 15 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to a statement.

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Positions include cashiers, stockers, Sephora inside JCPenney beauty consultants and more. Management will be holding in-person interviews and making employment offers to candidates on-the-spot.

Candidates can also apply online at or in-store at applicant kiosks prior to attending the event. Anyone unable to attend the event can still apply online.

JCPenney’s salon service will also hold a hiring event Oct. 21 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. in hopes of adding 2,000 stylists to keep up with ongoing demand growth. JCPenney stylists are eligible for paid professional training worth up to $2,000, health benefits for full-time stylists, paid time off and a 401k.

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The attract and retain employees, JCPenney said it will offer prize packages to both seasonal and current employees in in supply chain, customer care and store locations that remain employed and in good standing through December. the sixteen packages include gift bundles and travel opportunities, each worth at least $2,500.

Some prizes include an Apple Laptop, domestic trips, home appliance makeovers and a home entertainment bundle.

The jobs also include an associate discount and growth potential.


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