Dick’s Sporting Goods ups holiday hiring to keep up with online demand

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Dick’s Sporting Goods ups holiday hiring to keep up with online demand

By Marianne Wilson - 10/08/2020

Dick’s Sporting Goods is expecting a busy online holiday season.

The sporting goods giant said it will hire up to 9,000 employees for the 2020 holiday season, about one thousand more than last year. Dick’s will launch its holiday recruitment effort at its third-annual "National Signing Day" on Oct. 14. 

The company said the seasonal hires will provide extra staffing and service in its stores and nationwide distribution centers. In addition, Dick’s will designate employees to fulfill curbside contactless pickup and ship-from-store orders.

Ahead of the holiday season, Dick’s recently announced growth in e-commerce sales of 194% during the second quarter, including Curbside Contactless Pickup, buy online, pickup in-store and ship-from-store, which collectively accounted for more than 75% of e-commerce orders.

The retailer added that its workers will receive a 15% pay premium through the end of the year as well as a discount of up to 25% at its Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream locations.