Here's more on Blockbuster's announcement today that it plans to hire 4,000 seasonal employees this holiday season.
On how that compares to previous years' levels: "This year's seasonal hiring is consistent and in proportion to the number of Blockbuster stores."
On how many of these employees will be in the DFW stores: 100.
When does recruiting begin? "Now! We are actively accepting applications and interviewing."
When does Blockbuster want these people on board? "Blockbuster wants to have staff in place as soon as possible. With Thanksgiving a few weeks away, we want to be fully staffed to take care of customers. The week leading to Thanksgiving and the momentum continues through the New Year, peaking the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. The last two weeks of the year and first week of the new year are often the busiest."
How long do these jobs last? "Through the holiday season. After the holidays, top performing seasonal employees sometimes have the opportunity to become permanent."
What do they pay? "The pay is competitive with other retailers that also hire seasonal staff."
What's the potential for hours? "This is dependent upon many variables, but can range from 10 hours to 40 hours per week."
- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram