GameStop to Hire 28,000 Seasonal Employees to Help With Holiday Rush

That's up about 12 percent from the 25,000 people hired last year.


In preparation for the avalanche of new releases coming this holiday season, video game retailer GameStop on Tuesday announced plans to hire more than 28,000 seasonal employees across the country to help with the rush. This is up about 12 percent from last year's 25,000-plus new hires.

GameStop HR executive Lisa Keglovitz said hiring thousands of temporary employees ensures that its stores are "appropriately staffed to meet our customers' needs this holiday."

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The company is actively recruiting for in-store sales associates, as well as consumer electronics technicians at its refurbishment operation center in Texas. In addition, GameStop is looking to fill a number of temporary positions at its distribution centers in Grapevine, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky.

Hiring will begin this week and continues through the end of October. You can visit GameStop's careers page for more details about job descriptions, qualifications, and the application process. The jobs will start October 18 and last through January 8.

Employees can expect part-time day, night, and weekend shifts for up to 10-25 hours per week. All seasonal hires also get the same 15 percent discount on select GameStop merchandise that regular employees are afforded.

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