HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Mattress Firm will celebrate its second annual National Career Day by hosting live hire events in 17 cities across the country. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to interview on-site and the top candidates will be extended offers on-the-spot.
"We're always looking for creative ways to attract top talent," said Amanda Robbins, Mattress Firm's vice president of talent acquisition and retention. "At Mattress Firm, we believe in empowering our employees to take charge of their careers and advance their knowledge, skills and responsibilities. Our National Career Day gives candidates an opportunity to experience that firsthand."
In total, the nation's leading specialty bedding retailer aims to hire more than 150 candidates on-the-spot, filling various sales and operations roles in the following markets:
- Manchester, N.H.
- Long Island, N.Y. (Nassau County)
- New Orleans
To qualify, candidates must have either five years of sales or customer service experience, a bachelor's degree or previous military experience. The retailer's hiring event will give prospective employees an opportunity to meet-and-greet with current associates and learn more about the Mattress Firm culture and comprehensive employee training program. Mattress Firm offers associates extensive training, competitive pay, tuition reimbursement and a comprehensive benefits package, among other perks.
In total, Mattress Firm invests about $27,000 in training and development for each new hire and every new employee receives nearly 190 hours of first-year training and development. Additionally, nearly 90 percent of Mattress Firm's leadership and management roles are filled by promotions within the company.
About Mattress Firm
With more than 3,600 company-operated and franchised stores across 49 states, Mattress Firm has the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress retailers. Founded in 1986, Houston-based Mattress Firm is the nation's first border-to-border, coast-to-coast specialty bedding retailer with over $3.5 billion in pro forma sales in the last twelve months. In 2016, Mattress Firm was acquired by Steinhoff International Holdings. The company, through its brands including Mattress Firm, Sleepy's and Sleep Train, offers a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding accessories and other related products from leading manufacturers, including Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster, and Hampton & Rhodes. Mattress Firm guarantees price, comfort and service with the ultimate goal of ensuring that customers Save Money. Sleep Happy™.
Mattress Firm was named Furniture Today's "Top Bedding Retailer" in 2013 and a "Top Workplace" by the Houston Chronicle in 2011, 2012 and 2013. More information is available at mattressfirm.com, or on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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