JCPenney to Host National Hiring Days for Seasonal Associates and Salon Stylists

The holiday season – and all the shopping it entails – is quickly approaching. JCPenney is preparing for crowds of eager holiday shoppers by increasing staff for the seasonal shopping rush and plans to hire approximately 37,000 seasonal associates for a variety of positions in stores, facilities and customer care centers. To fill the thousands of seasonal positions available in our approximately 850 stores, JCPenney is hosting its second annual National Hiring Day on Oct. 15 from 2-8 p.m. local time.

National Hiring Day events will take place in all JCPenney stores across the country, welcoming applicants interested in earning extra money for the season, enjoying an associate discount for holiday shopping or beginning a career with high growth potential. We’ll be seeking associates for a variety of customer service and support positions, including cashiers, replenishment specialists, SEPHORA inside JCPenney beauty consultants and more. Management will be holding in-person interviews and making employment offers to candidates on-the-spot. 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

Please refer to the following map for hiring needs by state:

Exciting Retention Prize Packages
Throughout the holidays, JCPenney will offer prize packages as a way to attract and retain associates.  The packages will be available to both current and seasonal associates in supply chain, customer care and store locations that remain employed and in good standing through December. Sixteen packages – each worth $2,500 – are available and range in size from tangible gift bundles to travel opportunities, including:

      • Various domestic trip packages
      • Apple Laptop package
      • Home Entertainment package
      • Kitchen Appliance Makeover package

2,000 Skilled Stylists Sought for Salon Growth
Additionally, as JCPenney salon locations across the nation continue to grow, the second annual Salon by InStyle stylist hiring day will take place Oct. 21 between 12-7 p.m. local time. JCPenney is seeking 2,000 talented stylists to staff its cutting-edge salons. Our premier commission plan allows experienced incoming stylists to set their own prices. Highly experienced stylists can also take advantage of leading commission rates, no booth rental fees and flexible scheduling. As always, JCPenney salon stylists enjoy perks including paid professional training worth up to $2,000, health benefits for full-time stylists, paid time off and 401K eligibility.