Toys"R"Us boosts hiring ahead of holiday season

WAYNE, N.J. — Toys"R"Us announced that it plans to hire more than 40,000 employees to staff its U.S. stores and distribution centers this holiday season, as the company anticipates another busy Christmas across all of its shopping channels. This number is in line with previous years, when the company hired between 35,000 and 45,000 seasonal workers. Throughout the coming months, the company said it will continue to assess its staffing needs and add more employees, as necessary.  

"At Toys"R"Us, one of the ways we differentiate ourselves is by employing a toy-trained work force who can provide gift-givers sound toy-buying recommendations, and our seasonal staff is an important extension of our team," said Dan Caspersen, EVP human resources at Toys"R"Us Inc.  "We are proud to create tens of thousands of jobs across the country this Christmas, while providing the potential for hardworking individuals to find a permanent position with us."

Hiring for positions at Toys"R"Us begins this week and continues through November. The majority of employees will be hired to staff Toys"R"Us stores across the country, where they will become knowledgeable, toy-trained associates, assisting gift-givers in delivering Christmas magic. Traffic in Toys"R"Us stores peaks in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and the company's expanded holiday work force plays an integral part in providing an enjoyable in-store experience for shoppers during this time.  

In addition, employment opportunities will be available at the company's 10 distribution centers, including the newest facility in McCarran, Nevada, which supports its growing e-commerce business.