Michaels to hire over 16,000 seasonal workers for holiday season

Michaels hired more than 50% of seasonal in-store positions into regular roles in 2019

Michaels is gearing up for an unpreceded busy holiday season and plans to hire more than 16,000 seasonal employees across North America.

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To prep for the onslaught of orders, the company, which bills itself as the largest arts-and-crafts retail chain in North America, will seek seasonal workers across its U.S. and Canada stores and distribution centers, the company said Tuesday.

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The company will hold a seasonal hiring event across U.S. stores for a few hours on Sept. 12.

Michaels says it will hire team members across the organization. However, the arts-and-crafts store says it will also focus on strengthening its buy-online, pickup-in-store (BOPIS) team, which will work to serve shoppers in a safe way during the coronavirus pandemic.

Employee Nikki Bush stocks acrylic paint at a Michaels Stores Inc. location in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 2013. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The seasonal employees will receives benefits including competitive wages, flexible hours and a 30% discount.

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In 2019, Michaels hired more than 50% of seasonal in-store positions into regular roles after the holiday season calmed down.

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Micheals is one of many companies prepping for the busy season ahead. Last week, FedEx announced plans to hire upward of 70,000 seasonal workers ahead of the holiday shipping rush.

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