JCPenney to hire 850 seasonal workers Tuesday in Virginia

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- JCPenney is preparing for extra shoppers during the 2019 holiday season by hiring as many as 850 seasonal employees throughout Virginia for a variety of store positions at its National Hiring Day October 15.

The company plans to hire as many as 130 in Richmond and as many as 175 in Virginia Beach, with more jobs available at other locations. Available customer service and support positions include cashiers, replenishment specialists, SEPHORA inside JCPenney beauty consultants and more.

JCPenney offers seasonal staffers a full associate discount up to 25 percent, as well as flexible holiday scheduling, according to a company release.

Each JCPenney location is hosting a National Hiring Day event Tuesday, October 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. Management will hold in-person interviews and make job offers to qualified candidates on the spot.

All skill levels are welcome, according to the company, and people are encouraged to apply online at or in-store at one of the applicant kiosks before attending the event.

For the second year, JCPenney says it is offering "generous incentive packages for 16 randomly drawn winners as a way to attract and retain associates. Available awards include trips to San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington D.C. or a 'choose your Marriott escape' – all of which include paid lodging, airfare and entertainment."

Other packages, each worth $2,500, include a home entertainment bundle, Apple laptop bundle and kitchen appliance makeover. All hourly associates and seasonal associates in stores, supply chain and call centers that remain with the company through December 2019 are eligible to win.

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