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Jo-Ann to Expand Workforce 15 Percent for Holidays

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores will increase its work force by 15% for the holiday season. (Photo: B ...

More than 3,000 seasonal Team Members across the nation will be hired for second straight year

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is excited to announce that it will hire more than 3,000 seasonal Team Members in stores across the country for the holidays.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores will increase its work force by 15% for the holiday season. (Photo: Business Wire)

This is the second year in a row that the fabric and craft retailer plans to increase in-store employment by more than 15 percent to accommodate increased store traffic during the holiday season.

“Having the flexibility and infrastructure to hire and train more than 3,000 seasonal Team Members in a relatively short period of time means our stores can continue to provide the same high level of customer service that our customers expect as in-store traffic increases during the holiday season,” said Tom Williams, Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Jo-Ann. “At the same time, seasonal hiring allows us to create jobs in the 49 states across the U.S. in which we operate stores. It’s a win-win for all parties involved.”

Williams credits the seasonal traffic increase to the enjoyment customers find in creating handmade gifts and decor for holiday celebrations.

“Our customers take great pride in putting their own unique touch on every aspect of their lives - whether it’s gifting a hand sewn garment, decorating baked goods for holiday get-togethers, or filling their homes with festive holiday decor,” said Williams. “I am always amazed by the creativity and generosity of Jo-Ann customers, and that is never more apparent than during the holiday season.”

You can find all of the products and inspiration you need for any holiday project at Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, approximately 790 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit www.joann.com.

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Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Margaret Skinner, 330-463-6705
Director, Corporate Communications
margaret.skinner@joann.com

Source: Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.