September 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us® today announced plans to hire 40,000 employees at its stores and distribution centers throughout the country as the company prepares for another busy holiday shopping season. With a focus on meeting the needs of both its customers and workforce, Toys"R"Us will offer seasonal workers the opportunity to take on significantly more hours than in previous years, while also continuing to provide extra hours to current employees. And, with additional time spent on-the-job, the company’s holiday hires will be fully-equipped to share their knowledge and skills to help ensure customers can check off everything on their little ones’ wish lists.
"Our expanded workforce, together with our more tenured toy experts, plays a pivotal role in ensuring we provide an exceptional experience for shoppers in search of gifts that will bring huge smiles to the children in their lives," said Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "We are seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated and customer-focused individuals to join our team during this busy, but very exciting time of year. Our seasonal staff helps us make parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles holiday heroes, and we are proud that many members of our workforce began as seasonal employees and have remained with us as they grow their careers."
Interviewing for seasonal positions at Toys"R"Us stores begins this month with new hires starting work in October. Staffing will continue to build through December. Positions range from sales employees and stock crew to omnichannel fulfillment teams.
Employment opportunities are also available at the company’s distribution centers nationwide, where hiring is currently underway and will continue through November. Full- and part-time openings include warehouse workers in the receiving, storage and shipping departments, online order fulfillment coordinators and department managers.
Most holiday jobs are part-time, offering employees flexible work schedules throughout the week. Seasonal store employees will average 18 to 20 hours per week, and up to 30 hours during peak season, dependent on an individual’s availability. Applications are being accepted now via the company’s dedicated Holiday Hiring website, Toysrusinc.com/careers/holiday, which also serves as a go-to resource for job seekers interested in learning more about the exciting, fast-paced and rewarding seasonal positions available at Toys"R"Us. As an equal opportunity employer, the company is committed to workplace diversity and welcomes all qualified individuals to apply.
High-performing seasonal workers have an opportunity not only to bring happiness to children and families during the holidays, but all year round. Last year, 20 percent of the company’s seasonal workforce secured positions after Christmas, choosing Toys"R"Us to help further their careers. In fact, a number of seasonal workers who have excelled in their roles have transitioned to full-time management positions as well.
#ToyExperts Share Their Passions to Bring Joy to Children
When visiting the ultimate toy destination, shoppers rely on the expertise of toy-trained employees as they begin the quest to fulfill their little ones’ wish lists.
Throughout the holiday season, Toys"R"Us will leverage its social channels to feature unique stories of employees from across the country who help make Toys"R"Us THE toy authority by harnessing their inner passions to inspire little ones and spread holiday cheer. Potential applicants and social media users are encouraged to learn more and join the conversation using #ToyExperts on the company’s Careers channels: Facebook.com/Ruscareers, @ToysrusCareers on Twitter and Instagram and LinkedIn, as well as the official Toys"R"Us Twitter and Instagram accounts, @Toysrus.
For company news and updates throughout the season, please visit "R" Holiday Press Room.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 864 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 730 international stores and over 240 licensed stores in 38 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys at FAO.com. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 66,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys"R"Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus, Twitter.com/Babiesrus and Twitter.com/FAOSchwarz.
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