Toys ‘R’ Us holiday hiring flat with last year

Wayne, N.J. – Toys “R” Us, Inc. plans to hire 45,000 employees to staff its stores and distribution centers nationwide for the upcoming holiday season. This number is basically flat from last year’s holiday staffing totals.

Hiring for positions in stores starts this week and will continue through December. Seasonal workers at Toys “R” Us stores fill a variety of positions ranging from sales associates to inventory replenishment employees, Additional seasonal jobs are available, including those designated specifically to help fulfill orders resulting from the company’s omnichannel offerings. Dedicated omnichannel teams work to ensure a seamless in-store and online shopping experience. Employment opportunities are also available at the company’s 10 distribution centers across the country, which began hiring in July and will continue through November.

Toys "R" Us widened its loss in the second quarter on lower sales at its stores in the United States and Europe. The company reported a loss of $113 million, compared with a year-earlier loss of $36 million.