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Toys “R” Us to hire 40,000 employees for the holidays

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The giant kids’ store chain, Toys “R” Us, is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and today it announced plans to hire 40,000 seasonal workers.  That means the company reportedly will more than double its current workforce. The retailer has opportunities at its stores, including the one in Burbank, as well as distribution centers nationwide. “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,” said Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Toys”R”Us, Inc. in a news release.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Toys "R" Us 683 North Victory Boulevard, Burbank September 16, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Toys “R” Us 683 North Victory Boulevard, Burbank September 16, 2015

Interviewing for seasonal positions at Toys”R”Us stores kicks off later this month with new hires starting to work in October. Stores will continue staffing up through December. Available positions are sales employees, stock crew, and operations staff. Hiring at the distribution centers began in July and will continue through November. Job openings include warehouse workers in the receiving, storage and shipping departments, online order fulfillment coordinators, and department managers.

Last year, 20 percent of the seasonal workers , 9,000 employees, were kept on after the Christmas holiday. Applications are being accepted now at the company’s dedicated holiday hiring website .

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