GameStop Hiring 17,000 Workers as PS4, Xbox One Launches Approach30 Sep, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Seasonal hires in line with previous-year staff upgrades
GameStop Corp. Sept 30 said it will hire 17,000 seasonal employees nationwide as it readies itself for the launches of new gaming systems from Sony (PS4) and Microsoft (Xbox One), in addition to the winter holiday retail season.
The Grapevine, Texas-based No. 1 video game retailer said the holiday season is its busiest time of the year, accounting for approximately 40% of annual revenue. The chain generated more than $8.8 billion in revenue in 2012.
It is looking to hire in-store sales personnel (“game advisers”), consumer electronic technicians within its refurbishment operation center, and warehouse personnel within the company’s two distribution centers.
Between 25% and 30% of the 2012 holiday season hires were hired on full-time at GameStop in 2013. For the full year 2013, GameStop has hired more than 13,000 employees in various roles across the company.
All employees will receive a 15% discounts on select merchandise made at GameStop stores and online.
“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, SVP of human resources at GameStop. “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.”
Interested applicants can visit the career’s section on GameStop’s website, GameStopCorporate/EmploymentListings, or check out the company’s recruiting efforts on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.