GameStop to Hire 25,000 Seasonal Workers This Holiday, Thousands More Than Last Year

Retailer announces plans to hire significantly more seasonal help compared to last year.

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Video game retailer GameStop announced today that it plans to hire around 25,000 people across the United States in preparation for the busy upcoming holiday shopping season.

To give you an idea just how important the holiday season is for GameStop, consider this. Historically, the holiday quarter--despite only making up three months of the year--has accounted for around 40 percent of GameStop's yearly revenue.

This year's holiday hiring total is significantly higher than the 17,000 seasonal employees brought on last year. GameStop said in a statement today that bringing on the seasonal staff is all about providing "exceptional customer service."

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"To deliver on this promise, we are nearly doubling our seasonal hiring efforts this year to ensure our stores, distribution centers, and refurbishment operation center are appropriately staffed to meet the customer demand we expect to receive during the holidays," GameStop human resources executive Mike Buskey said.

The bulk of the hiring will come in the form of entry-level Game Advisers nationwide. However, GameStop also plans to bring on 250 consumer electronic technicians within its refurbishment operation center, as well as warehouse personnel for the company's two distribution centers in Grapevine, Texas, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Hiring will begin in the next few days and continue through the middle of October. You can visit the GameStop Careers page for a full list of available jobs and applications details. If you land a position, you can expect part-time employment from October 6, 2014 through January 9, 2015. Seasonal hires can expect around 10-15 hours of work per week, including shifts during days, nights, and weekends. These temporary employees will also receive the standard 15-percent GameStop employee discount.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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