Jo-Ann to Expand Field Workforce More Than 14 percent for Holidays

Marks third straight year more than 3,000 seasonal Team Members to join staff

Friday, September 27, 2013 8:31 am EDT

Dateline:

HUDSON, Ohio
"As in-store traffic rises during the busy holiday shopping season, we are fortunate to have the capacity to hire more than 3,000 Team Members so the Jo-Ann customer continues to see the same exceptional customer service and experience that she has come to expect"

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is excited to announce it will hire more than 3,000 seasonal Team Members in stores across the country to better meet the increased store traffic that comes during the holiday shopping season – a 14 percent increase over its non-seasonal in-store workforce.

“As in-store traffic rises during the busy holiday shopping season, we are fortunate to have the capacity to hire more than 3,000 Team Members so the Jo-Ann customer continues to see the same exceptional customer service and experience that she has come to expect,” said Tom Williams, senior vice president, store operations and human resources. “With more than 800 stores across 49 states, we are proud of the positive impact this job creation will have on the communities we call home.”

To find the nearest Jo-Ann store to you, visit Joann.com/stores. To learn more about becoming a Jo-Ann Team Member, visit Joann.com/careers.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 800 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 Joann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

Contact:

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