23 posts categorized "Retail jobs"


New REI store in Southlake looking for employees

The new REI Southlake store will officially open at Park Village in early November and the store is looking for employees. This is the retailer's first Tarrant County store, but third in the Metroplex.

The Seattle-based retailer is accepting applications online at http://rei-retail.jobs/.

Employees receive a variety of benefits, including product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions.

The store, at the southwest corner of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue, opens Friday, Nov. 7. Grand opening activities of events and giveaways will be held from Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 16. 

REI Southlake will sell top brands of outdoor gear and apparel for camping,  climbing,  cycling,  fitness,  hiking,  paddling and travel,  the retailer said. The 22,050-square-foot store will also feature a bike store for assembly and repairs.

When the store was announced last fall, REI said it planned to hire about 50 employees.

REI has been recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For for 17 consecutive years.

Park Village is an 18-acre development by Fort Worth-based Woodmont Co.

_ Sandra Baker







University Park Village tenants announced

Four new tenants are announced for Fort Worth’s University   ParkVillage and include Athleta, Kendra Scott, Michael Kors and Sephora.

The stores will open this year, the shopping center said. University ParkVillage is on University Drive just south of Interstate 30.

Susan Holland, the center’s general manager, said the stores should open by the holiday season.

The new tenants, she said, “represent key brands, consistent with our current roster of premier tenants.”

_ Sandra Baker


Amazon's new Haslet facility ships its first item

Amazon.com, which built a 1.1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Alliance development in north Fort Worth, says it shipped its first item from the facility: a "night vision trial camera" bound for Nebraska (shown in the photo above with employee Jill Demuth). More than  200 people are now working at the center and it expects to keep hiring workers to "pick, pack and ship" small items like books, electronics and DVDs, the company said today. It also said its new 1-million-square-foot Coppell fulfillment center shipped its first order, bound for Massachusetts. The online retailer said more than 400 people have been hired for that facility.

Haslet also has a new fulfillment center outside of San Antonio. The three facilities altogether were expected to employ about 1,000, the company said in January, when the centers were announced. That followed an April 2012 agreement Amazon made with the state to create 2,500 jobs in the state and invest at least $200 million over four years to settle a contested $269 million Texas sales tax bill. It had closed an Irving fulfillment center during the tax dispute, which started in 2008

-- Jim Fuquay


Sam's Club starts hiring for new Mansfield store

Sam’s Club has set up a welcome center at the site of its new Mansfield store where it will take applications.

The store is scheduled to open this fall.

The store is at 1730 N. Highway 157, just off U.S. 287, near the Kindred Hospital.

Applicants can apply from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants also can apply online at careers.walmart.com.

Residents and business owners can also sign up for memberships at the welcome center.

The retailer is hiring about 175 full- and part-time employees for the store. Some of the available jobs include cashier, maintenance, and sales associates.

_ Sandra Baker


Walmart hiring 90 for new Colleyville store

Walmart has opened a temporary hiring center for job applicants interested in working at its new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Colleyville.

The retailer is planning to hire 90 full- and part-time associates for the store, 4904 Colleyville Blvd. The store is scheduled to open in early November.

The hiring center is located at 5005 Colleyville Blvd., suite 203. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Interested applicants can also apply online at http://www.careers.walmart.com.

Store manager Steve Chapman said employees are needed to work in all areas of the store, including supervisory postions.

_ Sandra Baker


Job fair in Arlington on Sept. 27

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Bloomingdales job fair Saturday for Grand Prairie outlet store positions

Bloomingdale’s will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7, for positions at its new store at the Paragon Outlets center in Grand Prairie.

The store will open in mid-August.

Job seekers can go online at www.bloomingdalesjobs.com to see a list of openeings prior to the job fair and to request an interview on another date.

The job fair will be at 3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd., Suite 200, in the Arlington Highlands Shopping Center, off Interstate 20 and Matlock Road.

_ Sandra Baker


Grand Prairie's Paragon Outlets job fair Friday: 1,300 positions on display

Paragon Outlets is getting ready this summer to open its 420,000-square-foot retail center in south Grand Prairie, and the stores are hiring.

There’s a job fair, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday at Dubiski High School, 2990 Texas 161 in Grand Prairie. The center’s 100 stores will be seeking to fill about 1,300 positions from the fair, and will have about 3,000 once fully open, Lacey Douglas, spokeswoman for Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, said.

Workforce Solutions Tarrant County is teaming with Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, and the Grand Prairie Independent School District for the fair.

For a list of the retailers in the center, click here.  

Jobseekers can also apply for open jobs before attending the fair at www.workintexas.com.

- Scott Nishimura


Trader Joe's hiring for Fort Worth store

Trader Joe's hasn't said when it plans to open its new Fort Worth store, beyond this Spring. But it's posted on CraigsList, looking to hire people for work to begin at the end of May.

Starting Tuesday, the company began taking applications at the store, 2701 S. Hulen St. The company said in posts on its web site and the free CraigsList site that it’s taking applications 9 a.m.-noon, and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

"We are hiring for work to begin at the end of May," the company said.

The company is advertising for "Store Crew" who will work on the cash registers, bag groceries, stock shelves, build displays, and "have fun helping customers."

Additionally, Trader Joe’s wants people with specialized talents.

Have a "Passion for Art? Flair for Food? Love of Wine?"

Trader Joe’s wants people who who can craft handmade signs promoting merchandise; plan, prepare, and serve samples of food to customers; and answer customers’ questions about wine.

The company confirmed last fall it was headed for Fort Worth, and said then it expected to open in the Spring.

Alison Mochizuki, spokeswoman for the California-based Trader Joe’s, said in an email that the company doesn’t say how many people it hires per store or expects to hire. She also said the company isn’t yet saying when its opening will be.


- Scott Nishimura


RadioShack shares plunge on preliminary earnings

Fort Worth-based electronics retailer RadioShack said Monday it expects to earn between 11 and 13 cents a share, a fraction of the 37 cents Wall Street was expecting for the fourth quarter and the 51 cents a share it reported a year earlier. The news was disclosed just after the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange, but the company's shares (ticker: RSH) were down about 18 percent in after-hours trading. RadioShack said it will report its final earnings on Feb. 21.

In its preliminary earnings statement, RadioShack said it expects revenues to rise about 6 percent to %$1.39 billion, with sales up 2 percent at stores open at least a year, an important performance measure for retailers. But its gross profit margin slipped tp 35 percent in the fourth quarter, compared to 41 percent a year earlier. It said the narrower margin reflected a sales shift to lower-margin smartphones and mobile devices, a more promotional holiday selling season and more mobility sales due to its growth of operations in Target stores.  Overall, the results "are due in large part to the underperformance of the Spring postpaid wireless business and reflect further unanticipated changes in Sprint's custom and credit models," RadioShack said.

CEO Jim Gooch said RadioShack expects 2012 net profit to be down from 2011, especially in the first quarter. He said the company also suspended share buybacks for the near term but will continue to pay a quarterly dividend.

-- Jim Fuquay


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