ROCKAWAY, N.J., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Party City is heavily recruiting employees in communities across the country and Canada in anticipation of the Halloween season, an estimated $6.9 billion industry according to the National Retail Federation. As North America's leading Halloween retailer, Party City operates more than 1,000 stores and is hiring an additional 35,000 employees nationwide over the next four weeks.
"Halloween is our busiest and favorite time of year, and we want to ensure customers enjoy their experience with the best possible service while shopping our stores," said Jim Viola, Vice President, Head of Human Resources for Party City. "We also understand the importance of job creation in our local communities. Depending on specific store staffing needs, many opportunities exist for employees to continue working after Halloween and become permanent employees and even enter our manager training program."
The retailer is hiring Halloween associates to undertake a variety of positions. Employees undergo a specialized training program to gain Halloween costume product knowledge, as it's estimated that more than 68 million Americans will dress up this Halloween and another 20 million pet owners will dress up their pets, according to statistics from the National Retail Federation. Party City's knowledgeable employees can quickly navigate through Party City's vast assortment of costumes, accessories and props to help shoppers turn their costumes into characters.
Interested applicants can apply online at partycity.com or halloweencity.com.
About Party City
Party City Holdco Inc. (the "Company" or "Party City") is the leading party goods retailer, by revenue, in North America and, we believe, the largest vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods globally by revenue. The Company is a popular one-stop shopping destination for party supplies, balloons, and costumes. In addition to being a great retail brand, Party City Holdco Inc. is a global, world-class organization that combines state-of-the-art manufacturing and sourcing operations, and sophisticated wholesale operations with a multi-channel retailing strategy that includes the Party City brick and mortar and e-commerce retail operations. The Company is the leading player in its category, vertically integrated and unique in its breadth and depth. Party City Holdco Inc. designs, manufactures, sources and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery throughout the world. The Company's retail operations include over 1,000 specialty retail party supply stores (including approximately 200 franchise stores) in the United States, Mexico and Canada, operating under the names Party City and Halloween City, and e-commerce websites, principally through the domain name PartyCity.com. The Company franchises both individual stores and franchise areas throughout the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Party City.
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