American Eagle takes flight with holiday hiring

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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A specialty apparel retailer needs a lot of seasonal help for 2019.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) plans to hire nearly 10,000 part-time seasonal store associates for its American Eagle (AE) and Aerie store teams. A hiring event in the U.S. and Canada will take place at AE and Aerie stores on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., in local time zones.

Seasonal associates will fill responsibilities including customer engagement and product expertise and will flex between the sales floor, fitting room, cash and wrap, and stockroom. Part-time associates receive a 40% merchandise discount and access to a rewards app to redeem individualized prizes and merchandise.

“American Eagle and Aerie brand ambassadors are essential in delivering an exceptional customer experience, and their passion for our brands directly impacts our success throughout the year,” said Stacy Siegal, executive VP – general counsel, AEO Inc. “We encourage our seasonal talent to learn valuable skills that will make them successful in whatever careers they choose. We hope they will grow with our dynamic brands as we believe everyone has a real opportunity to succeed at AEO.”

Interested candidates can apply online prior to attending the hiring event at their local store. AEO operates more than 1,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China and Hong Kong.