Sept. 29--Want to work at Bon-Ton during the holiday season? If so, now's the time to apply.
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. on Wednesday said it plans to hire 13,000 seasonal associates for its stores for what it hopes will be a busy holiday season. The company is also hiring 500 associates for all of its distribution centers and its e-commerce fulfillment center.
Bon-Ton has seven stores within 30 miles of Allentown. The company, spokeswoman Christine Hojnacki said earlier this month, employs 550 associates in the Lehigh Valley area and hires an additional 100 people locally for the holidays.
'Tis the season for holiday hiring. Earlier this month, Macy's said it plans to hire about 83,000 seasonal associates. In addition, Kohl's plans to hire more than 69,000 additional workers for the holiday season, and logistics giant UPS said it will hire about 95,000 people to help meet shipping demands during the holidays. In addition, Target is looking to hire 70,000 seasonal associates in its stores and another 7,500 people for its distribution and fulfillment centers.
All retailers have a busy holiday shopping season on their wish list, but that's especially true for Bon-Ton, which reported a 2 percent sales decline and a net loss of $38.7 million during its second quarter.
Those interested in working at Bon-Ton during the holiday season can apply online at www.careers.bonton.com or swing by any store to apply. In addition, all stores will be hosting a holiday hiring event, where on-the-spot interviews will be conducted, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
All positions include an immediate 20 percent shopping discount, one-on-one training and an opportunity to transition to full-time and part-time positions when the season ends.
Bon-Ton, with corporate headquarters in York and Milwaukee, Wis., operates 267 stores in 26 states under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates.
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