Toys“R”Us on Tuesday announced its plans to hire 45,000 seasonal employees at its stores and distribution centers nationwide, more than doubling the company’s workforce as it prepares for the busy holiday shopping months ahead.
Locally, Toys“R”Us said it is planning to hire 600 seasonal employees at its stores in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, and a total of more than 2,000 temporary hires across the state of Florida.
The seasonal positions, which include sales associates, stock crew and fulfillment teams, as well as distribution center workers and department managers, can also serve as a path to non-seasonal employment, the company said. Last year, 20 percent of seasonal employees obtained a year-round position after the season ended.
Interviewing for holiday positions at Toys“R”Us stores begins at the end of September and new hires start working in early October. Staffing continues to build throughout the holiday season right up to Christmas, the company said. Seasonal store employees typically work 16 to 20 hours per week with flexible schedules offered during the week, weeknights or weekends.
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