Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021
International Finance

Toys R Us is still hiring holiday workers, despite bankruptcy

Perfect for the big kids at heart, this new role will include unboxing and playing with toys, and allowing kids and eager gift givers to test them out.

As sleigh bells start to ring in the distance, Toys”R”Us®, a company focused on inspiring kids to play and grow, is seeking Team Members who are ready to become holiday heroes. Today, the company announced that it is now accepting job applications for part-time holiday positions at stores and distribution centers across the country. Toys”R”Us is also introducing a brand-new position that is sure to make all your friends jealous – Toy Demonstrator. Perfect for the big kids at heart, this new role will include unboxing and playing with toys, and allowing kids and eager gift givers to test them out.

“As true champions of play, we take pride in serving kids and families as a one-stop shopping destination for all of the hottest toys of the holiday season” said Tim Grace, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “Every year, we look for candidates that share our vision and want to help gift givers bring joy to kids nationwide while having fun along the way. We are also committed to making Toys”R”Us a great place to work – and play – for all Team Members during the holiday season and beyond.”

The newly added part-time job opportunities now available at Toys”R”Us will provide the necessary support to stores and distribution centers across the country, as the company focuses on delivering an amazing holiday for kids and families. Those jealous of the man in the red suit can now apply online for positions available in stores and distribution centers, including:


  • Cashier
  • Sales Associate
  • Stock Associate
  • Toy Demonstrator
  • Order Fulfillment Associate
  • Distribution Centers:

Warehouse Associate
To further motivate potential applicants, Toys”R”Us will offer incentives and competitive compensation packages for all hires, in each local market, such as flex hours and varied shifts. Additionally, seasonal hires can take advantage of the company’s Team Member discount and shopping events, which are great employee perks during the holiday season.

Employees wanting a longer-term role will also have the potential opportunity to join the company on a regular basis. Over the past several years, Toys”R”Us hired thousands of its holiday workforce after Christmas to fill permanent roles.

Markets with the largest seasonal hiring needs include:

  • New York, NY – more than 3,800
  • Los Angeles, CA – more than 2,400
  • Groveport, OH – more than 2,400 (DHL Supply Chain Fulfillment Center)
  • Philadelphia, PA – more than 1,400
  • Chicago, IL – more than 1,100
  • Boston, MA – more than 950

In addition to its stores and distribution centers, Toys”R”Us customer service partner Acticall Sitel Group is hiring over 900 dedicated seasonal Work@Home agents at its Virtual Call Centers in 25 states across the country. Not only does Work@Home eliminate a commute and provide convenience and flexibility with schedules, it also allows parents and caregivers more time with family, especially during the holiday season. To apply for positions in Acticall Sitel Group call centers, interested candidates can visit

The company also works with DHL Supply Chain in Groveport, OH for online fulfilment throughout the holiday season. DHL Supply Chain is hiring over 2,400 seasonal employees to help service online orders for and Available positions throughout the season include General Labor, Clerical and Forklift Operators.

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