Multichannel retailer of video games,
) would hire about 17,000 seasonal employees nationwide to assist
in the upcoming launches of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console as
well as to cater to the busy holiday shopping season. The company
had recruited nearly an equal number of employees during the same
time period last year.
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The highly awaited launch of PS4 and XBOX is scheduled for Nov 15
and Nov 22, respectively. GameStop expects to benefit hugely from
the release of these two consoles. Further, the company
experiences a rise in demand that continues through the holidays.
Therefore, the company is leaving no stone unturned to exploit
these opportunities and is thereby hiring enough employees to
assist customers and enhance their shopping experience.
GameStop is seeking to appoint in-store Game Advisors, warehouse
personnel for its two distribution centers and consumer
electronic technicians for its refurbishment operation center
GameStop's recruitment has already started and will continue up
to December. Applicants need to check out the company's' website
and its pages on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the available
jobs, descriptions, qualifications required and other application
Apart from GameStop, all major retailers are gearing up for the
upcoming holiday season. Retailers such as
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
) have announced their hiring plans for the upcoming holiday
season to effectively serve the increase in traffic.
Target Corporation plans to employ 70,000 seasonal employees,
less than 88,000 it had hired last year. Bentonville, Ark.-based
Wal-Mart Stores disclosed plans to employ 55,000 seasonal
workers, up 10% from the prior year. Kohl's Corporation indicated
that it will recruit over 50,000 personnel. The department store
also expects to appoint 6,400 associates at its distribution
centers and 350 seasonal staff for its credit operations.
Currently, GameStop carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).