Gifting Authority Set to Nearly Quadruple Its Workforce for the Holiday Season
Hiring Now Underway at Harry & David®, Cheryl's Cookies® and The Popcorn Factory®
CARLE PLACE, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) today announced it plans to hire more than 8,000 associates nationwide for positions across its gourmet food brands in preparation for the 2018 holiday shopping season. Hiring is now underway for seasonal roles at Harry & David, Cheryl's Cookies and The Popcorn Factory. Competitive wages, flexible schedules, applicable employee discounts and new incentive programs are designed to attract passionate, highly-motivated associates. This seasonal hiring initiative is part of the company's ongoing commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience to shoppers.
"Each year, our seasonal associates play an incredibly important role in helping us deliver millions of holiday smiles," said Maureen Paradine, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "As we approach the busiest time of year for our gourmet food business, we're excited to offer job-seekers rewarding opportunities to build skills and gain valuable experience while delighting gift-givers nationwide."
Available positions vary by brand and include full-time and part-time roles in high-volume areas such as production, gift assembly and retail stores, as well as call center, distribution and fulfillment center operations. Most of these seasonal roles are being offered in Illinois, Ohio and Oregon. Associates may be considered for permanent positions once the holidays are over.
Interested candidates can learn more about employment opportunities and apply for positions online at http://www.1800flowersinc.com/careers.
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About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gifts for all celebratory occasions. For more than 40 years, 1-800-Flowers.com® has been delivering smiles to customers with a 100% Smile Guarantee® backing every gift. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. family of brands also includes everyday gifting and entertaining products from 1-800-Baskets.com®, Cheryl's Cookies®, FruitBouquets.com®, Harry & David®, Moose Munch®, The Popcorn Factory®, Wolferman's®, Personalization Universe®, Simply Chocolate®, and GoodseySM. Additionally, the Company offers top-quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards®. The Celebrations Passport® loyalty program, which provides members with free standard shipping and no service charge across the Company's portfolio of brands, is designed to deepen relationships with customers. BloomNet®, an international floral wire service operated by the Company, provides a broad-range of products and services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The Company also operates Napco SM, a resource for floral gifts and seasonal décor and DesignPac Gifts, LLC, a manufacturer of gift baskets and towers. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. was named to the Stores® 2017 Hot 100 Retailers List by the National Retail Federation and received the Gold award in the "Best Artificial Intelligence" category at the Data & Marketing Association's 2017 International ECHO Awards. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.
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