Toys“R”U now hiring for part-time holiday positions at stores and distribution centers across the country

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — As sleigh bells start to ring in the distance, Toys“R”Us®, a company focused on inspiring kids to play and grow, is seeking Team Members who are ready to become holiday heroes. Today, the company announced that it is now accepting job applications for part-time holiday positions at stores and distribution centers across the country. Toys“R”Us is also introducing a brand-new position that is sure to make all your friends jealous – Toy Demonstrator. Perfect for the big kids at heart, this new role will include unboxing and playing with toys, and allowing kids and eager gift givers to test them out.

“As true champions of play, we take pride in serving kids and families as a one-stop shopping destination for all of the hottest toys of the holiday season” said Tim Grace, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “Every year, we look for candidates that share our vision and want to help gift givers bring joy to kids nationwide while having fun along the way. We are also committed to making Toys“R”Us a great place to work – and play – for all Team Members during the holiday season and beyond.”

The newly added part-time job opportunities now available at Toys“R”Us will provide the necessary support to stores and distribution centers across the country, as the company focuses on delivering an amazing holiday for kids and families. Those jealous of the man in the red suit can now apply online for positions available in stores and distribution centers, including:

Stores:

  • Cashier
  • Sales Associate
  • Stock Associate
  • Toy Demonstrator*
  • Order Fulfillment Associate

Distribution Centers:

  • Warehouse Associate**

To further motivate potential applicants, Toys“R”Us will offer incentives and competitive compensation packages for all hires, in each local market, such as flex hours and varied shifts. Additionally, seasonal hires can take advantage of the company’s Team Member discount and shopping events, which are great employee perks during the holiday season.

Employees wanting a longer-term role will also have the potential opportunity to join the company on a regular basis. Over the past several years, Toys“R”Us hired thousands of its holiday workforce after Christmas to fill permanent roles.

Markets with the largest seasonal hiring needs include:
• New York, NY – more than 3,800
• Los Angeles, CA – more than 2,400
• Groveport, OH – more than 2,400 (DHL Supply Chain Fulfillment Center)
• Philadelphia, PA – more than 1,400
• Chicago, IL – more than 1,100
• Boston, MA – more than 950

In addition to its stores and distribution centers, Toys“R”Us customer service partner Acticall Sitel Group is hiring over 900 dedicated seasonal Work@Home agents at its Virtual Call Centers in 25 states across the country. Not only does Work@Home eliminate a commute and provide convenience and flexibility with schedules, it also allows parents and caregivers more time with family, especially during the holiday season. To apply for positions in Acticall Sitel Group call centers, interested candidates can visit Sitel.com/careers/work-home.

The company also works with DHL Supply Chain in Groveport, OH for online fulfilment throughout the holiday season. DHL Supply Chain is hiring over 2,400 seasonal employees to help service online orders for Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. Available positions throughout the season include General Labor, Clerical and Forklift Operators.

To apply for positions at Toys“R”Us stores and distribution centers, interested candidates can visit Toysrusinc.com/HolidayJobs. The application is mobile-friendly and requires less than five minutes to complete.

To apply for positions at the DHL Supply Chain fulfilment center in Groveport, OH, interested candidates can visit dhlsupplychainjobs.com or text “TOYS2017” to 31996 for job information.

To download a Holiday Hiring video and high-res images, please click here.

*Available in select stores nationwide 
**Daytime and overnight positions available

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 885 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 810 international stores and over 255 licensed stores in 38 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 nearly 65,000 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. Over the past three decades, the Company has given more than $100 million in product donations to children’s charities. Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has also donated more than $130 million in grants. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter.

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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).

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“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

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Tim Grace appointed Executive VP Global Chief Talent Officer Toys“R”Us

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it has named Tim Grace as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, effective today. In this role, Mr. Grace will oversee all global human resources functions, including organizational design, talent acquisition, succession planning, learning, change management and labor and employee relations, as well as compensation and benefits. He will report to Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Toys“R”Us, Inc.

“Tim is a passionate leader who cares deeply about developing high-performing teams,” said Mr. Brandon. “In championing our 66,000 employees around the world, we believe Tim will help make our company’s culture and talent a competitive advantage, and we are pleased to welcome him as a key member of our leadership team.”

Mr. Grace previously served as Group Vice President, Human Resources, L’Oreal Group, where he led all human resources functions across North and South America. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Schindler Elevator Corporation as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration. In this role, Mr. Grace was responsible for human resources in the Americas, and led many initiatives designed to ensure innovative and progressive human resources practices throughout the entire global organization.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Grace held various senior human resources roles at Wise Foods, Diageo (formerly Grand Metropolitan) and in the Frito Lay division of PepsiCo. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology from the State University of New York at Fredonia and Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from West Virginia University.

To download a high-resolution headshot of Tim Grace, please visit: https://toysrus.sharefile.com/d-s0dd29d4b5a743689

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 864 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 730 international stores and over 240 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys at FAO.com. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys“R”Us, Inc. employs approximately 66,000 associates annually 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. Additional information about Toys“R”Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus andFacebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus, Twitter.com/Babiesrus and Twitter.com/FAOSchwarz.

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Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Kathleen Waugh
973-617-5888 or 646-366-8823
waughk@toysrus.com