Gap plans holiday hiring to bulk up warehouses, call centers

A Gap retailer in New York, August 2, 2020.

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Gap Inc. introduced plans on Thursday to rent part-time employees forward of the holiday season to assist decide and pack on-line orders and employees its call centers.

It did not give an actual quantity however mentioned the brand new roles comply with its hiring of greater than 50,000 individuals within the first half of 2020 “to meet the altering wants of its clients.”

“We all know the holiday season can be completely different this 12 months and are dedicated to serving to our groups present our loyal clients with a secure and seamless purchasing expertise for all their gifting wants,” mentioned Sheila Peters, head of Gap’s individuals and tradition.

Like many different retailers, Gap mentioned it’s anticipating a surge in its digital enterprise. It is usually searching for additional staffing for its contact-free providers, like curbside pickup. Gap mentioned staffers for its buyer call middle can be allowed to work remotely through the coronavirus pandemic. Its achievement middle employees may even give you the chance to select which hours to work, Gap mentioned.

Gap will not be internet hosting a job honest this 12 months to recruit holiday employees. As a substitute, it should display screen candidates on-line, the place job seekers can apply in lower than three minutes.

Walmart mentioned late final month it plans to rent 20,000 seasonal workers to assist pack and ship on-line purchases in its achievement centers. Kohl’s has additionally began hiring for the vacations at its shops, distribution and e-commerce achievement centers, declining to say what number of jobs it is trying to fill.

Gap shares are down nearly 4% this 12 months. The corporate has a market cap of about $6.Four billion.

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