JCPenney Hiring 40,000 Seasonal Associates

JCPenney is planning to hire over 40,000 associates this holiday season – comparable to last year. We’re seeking cheery associates to fill a variety of positions in stores, facilities and customer care centers across the country. We typically begin increasing staffing levels in early October, and continue our hiring efforts throughout the holiday season.

This year, to drive excitement around our holiday hiring efforts, we’re introducing a JCPenney National Hiring Day in stores on Oct. 17. The events will take place at all JCPenney locations nationwide from 2-8 p.m. local time that day, where management will be holding in-person interviews and making employment offers to candidates on-the-spot.

We’ll be seeking associates for a variety of customer service and support positions, including cashier, replenishment specialist, SEPHORA inside JCPenney beauty consultant, salon stylist and more. All skill levels are welcome, and candidates are encouraged to apply online at or in-store at one of our applicant kiosks prior to attending the event. Those unable to attend can also apply now by visiting

JCPenney associates enjoy competitive pay, an associate discount up to 25 percent, flexible scheduling for most positions and opportunities to stay on after the holiday season to cultivate a career with the Company.