Gap Inc. is looking to hire 65,000 seasonal workers nationwide, including nearly 500 in Southern California. The workers will boost holiday staffing at the San Francisco-based retailer’s Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Old Navy stores and at its call centers and distribution facilities.
Seasonal hires are crucial to the company’s success during the holidays, according to Brent Hyder, Gap’s executive vice president and chief people officer.
A hiring event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at all Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory, Old Navy stores and select distribution and call centers. Job seekers are encouraged to apply for positions before the hiring events through Gap’s seasonal hiring career page. Distribution and call center candidates can apply through the company’s career page.
Gap Inc. is hiring to boost holiday staffing at the San Francisco-based retailer’s Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Old Navy stores and at its call centers and distribution facilities. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
“Our goal is to meet our customers where they are and our teams are critical to providing meaningful shopping experiences in their daily interactions — whether in stores, online, call centers or distribution centers,” Hyder said in a statement.
Seasonal positions vary by location, but include serving customers on the sales floor by helping find the right size and style through the company’s In Stock On Shelf app, which informs store associates on their mobile devices when items need replenishing.
Non-store positions involve coordinating shipments from distribution centers to stores, fulfilling customers’ orders from online via mobile or in-store and handling the high volume of calls at customer call centers.
Gap didn’t reveal what its various jobs pay, but figures from Indeed.com show their sales associates average $10.34 an hour but can earn up to $15.80 an hour, depending upon experience.
Sales managers average $13.27 an hour with an earning cap of $15.80. Warehouse workers average $12.19 an hour with a cap of $18.45, and order pickers average $12.59 an hour with an earning cap of $18.45.
California’s minimum wage for companies that employ 26 or more workers is $11 an hour, but that will rise to $12 an hour Jan. 1. Some cities have already boosted their minimum wage even higher, including Pasadena, where the wage floor stands at $13.25 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees.
Gap also offers an employee merchandise discount of 50 percent off regular-priced items at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy stores; 30 percent off at outlet and factory stores; and 25 percent off at Athleta stores.
The retailer’s products are sold in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores and about 450 franchise stores and e-commerce sites.
Gap posted fiscal year 2017 net sales of $15.9 billion.
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