Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Named One of Chicago's Best and Brightest Employers

National Retailer Recognized by the National Association for Business Resources as a Leader in Workplace Satisfaction and Employee Enrichment

July 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - For the third consecutive year, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) has been recognized as one of "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(TM)" by the National Association for Business Resources.

The list highlights companies that deliver and uphold exceptional practices in human resources, and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. has proven to be a leader - excelling in multiple categories and solidifying it's standing as one of the best companies to work for in the Chicagoland area.

"We recognize the great role employee satisfaction plays in the overall success of our company and are proud to be recognized for such a prestigious award three years in a row. This confirms that our efforts to make Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores a great place to work are effective," said Will Powell, president and CEO of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., which is based in Hoffman Estates. "We strive to be a valued member of each society in which we serve, and that starts from within our organization."

Participating companies and their employees were surveyed and evaluated on the workplace environment. Criteria included: compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives and strategic company performance.

The complete ranking can be found online at http://101bestandbrightest.com/events/chicago-elite-suite/winners/?winy ear=58. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of May 2, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,248 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provides consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. operates through two segments - the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Sears Hometown and Hardware segment's stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than list prices.

SOURCE Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Contact:

Jayne Levy
Fishman Public Relations
(847) 945-1300
jlevy@fishmanpr.com

 

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