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Holidays: JCPenny looking to hire 450 seasonal associates throughout San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – JCPenny announced this week it is looking to hire 450 seasonal associates throughout San Diego for a variety of store positions ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

Available customer service and support positions include cashier, replenishment specialist, SEPHORA inside JCPenney beauty consultant and more.

JCPenney said it will offer seasonal associates a full associate discount up to 25%, as well as flexible holiday scheduling.

To fill the 4,800 seasonal positions across California, JCPenney is hosting its second annual National Hiring Day event in stores nationwide on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 2-8 p.m. During the event, management will be holding in-person interviews and making employment offers to qualified candidates on-the-spot.

All skill levels are welcome and individuals are encouraged to apply online at or in-store at an applicant kiosks prior to attending the event.

To attract and retain associates during the holiday season, the retailer introduced reward packages to eight randomly-drawn associates that include $5,000 trips to Banff, Alberta, Canada; New York City; and Miami – all three of which include paid lodging, airfare and entertainment.

Five other lucky winners will receive a prize package worth $5,000, each with a different theme, including smart home, outdoor, technology and glamor bundles.

Across the country, the company said it plans to hire approximately 39,000 seasonal associates.

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