RILA now accepting applications for the 2017 (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards

Arlington , VA, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies, today (2/8/2017) announced it is now accepting applications for the 2017 (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards. The Awards showcase game-changing technology that mitigates total retail loss and recognizes visionary companies that are developing these solutions.

Last September, RILA released a research report, which analyzes the challenges with current practices in defining and managing retail loss, and introduces the industry to the broader concept of “total retail loss”. With this in mind, (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards applicants are asked to introduce a technology that offers a solution to a type of loss identified in the report.

“The retail industry is going through a major transformation in the way it delivers products, engages customers, and solves problems. Innovation is the name of the game and these awards are an opportunity to showcase those leading the charge,” said Lisa LaBruno, RILA’s senior vice president of retail operations. “We’re excited to see how this new approach to retail loss will inspire new technologies and we look forward to seeing them in action in New Orleans.”

A panel of top executives in retail asset protection will review all submissions and identify the finalists, with the winners to be announced at RILA’s 2017 Retail Asset Protection Conference, April 9-12, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Entries are due by March 3, 2017. For more information, visit the awards homepage.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers.

Contact:

Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

Source: RILA

Toys“R”Us® now accepting applications for part-time holiday jobs at stores and distribution centers nationwide

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — ’Tis the season to be hiring. While Saint Nick has his elves at the North Pole to help him prep for the big day, Toys“R”Us®, the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer, is seeking some helpers of its own to ensure every kid’s holiday list is fulfilled. Today (September 14, 2016), the company announced it is now accepting applications for part-time holiday jobs at stores and distribution centers across the country (no red suit or elf ensemble required).

Click to Tweet: #HolidayHiring is underway at @ToysRUs! Learn more & apply now: https://toysrusinc.com/holidayjobs

“Parents and gift-givers look to us during the holidays to deliver magic to the kids in their lives. There’s not a better time to be part of our company – it really is the most exciting time of year for our stores and distribution centers,” said Tim Grace, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “We’re looking for team members who want to become ‘holiday heroes’ and help us bring joy to kids everywhere.”

The seasonal hiring push will help ensure Toys“R”Us stores and distribution centers are fully staffed to meet customers’ needs and increased business demand throughout the holiday season. In-store positions include sales team members, cashiers and stock crew team members. Distribution center opportunities include warehouse operations, department managers, team coordinators and clerical specialists. Most holiday jobs are part-time, offering individuals flexible work schedules throughout the week.

This year, the company has enhanced its compensation packages, as well as introduced new seasonal incentives, to ensure it is highly competitive in local markets. Seasonal team members will also be eligible for the company’s team member discount – the perfect perk for the hottest toy-buying season.

Markets with the largest seasonal hiring needs include: 

  • New York, NY – more than 4,500
  • Los Angeles, CA – more than 2,700
  • Philadelphia, PA – more than 1,500
  • Chicago, IL – more than 1,200
  • Washington, D.C. – more than 1,000

Seasonal jobs can also be a great way to start a long-term career with Toys“R”Us for those seeking permanent employment. Every year, outstanding seasonal hires have the opportunity to become permanent team members. In recent years, 15-20 percent of the company’s holiday workforce has retained positions after Christmas, choosing Toys“R”Us to help further their careers.

Interested applicants can learn more and apply now at Toysrusinc.com/holidayjobs. Jobseekers are also invited to take part in national hiring events at all Toys“R”Us stores and distribution centers on Monday, October 10 and Friday, November 11.

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 875 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 765 international stores and over 245 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 62,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

Media Contacts:
Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Alyssa Peera
973-617-5634
alyssa.peera@toysrus.com

SOURCE: Toys“R”Us, Inc.