Launches of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 means there could be a part-time job for you.
GameStop will hire approximately 17,000 employees nationwide as the company prepares for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console launches, and the busy Christmas shopping season. GameStop is recruiting for in-store game advisors, consumer electronic technicians within its refurbishment operation center (ROC) and warehouse personnel within the company’s two distribution centers. This year’s total number of seasonal hires is in line with the number of hires GameStop made during the same period in 2012.
In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, GameStop experiences a substantial peak in the number of customers it services online and within its retail stores. As a result, ensuring that there is an adequate number of staff to support this increase in store traffic is a priority.
"Providing our customers a great experience is of paramount importance when it comes to defining who GameStop is as a retailer and delivering the total value we offer our customers," said Mike Buskey, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at GameStop. "The holiday season is our busiest time of the year, accounting for approximately 40% of our annual revenue. As we near the 2013 holiday season, and the upcoming launches of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, it is critical that we attract and retain high quality-talent both in our stores as well as in our consumer electronics refurbishment and distribution centers."
GameStop’s recruiting efforts will continue into December. Interested applicants should visit the career’s section on GameStop’s website, GameStopCorporate/EmploymentListings for a full list of available jobs, descriptions qualifications and application details.
Seasonal jobs offer employees part-time, flexible work schedules during the week, weeknights and weekends. In addition, all employees will receive a 15 percent discount off select merchandise made at GameStop stores and online savings, which includes games like Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Ghost, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4 and Super Mario 3D World.
In recognition of the positive impact seasonal associates can have on a customer’s encounter with the GameStop brand, the company also rewards those seasonal associates who truly embrace the retailer’s commitment to quality and knowledgeable customer service by potentially offering them full-time employment. Between 25 and 30 percent of the 2012 Christmas season associates were hired on full-time at GameStop in 2013. For the full year 2013, GameStop has hired more than 13,000 associates in various roles across the company.