Michaels to Hire 15,000 Seasonal Employees for the Holidays

Largest Specialty Arts & Crafts Retailer in the U.S. Recognized as a 2018 Great Place to Work®

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) today announced it will hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canadian stores and distribution centers in preparation for the 2018 holiday season. Additionally, the Company was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

“At Michaels we are proud of our strong culture and are thrilled to be officially named a great workplace. This certification was measured on several categories that are vital to creating a great culture and are important at Michaels, including trust, respect, credibility, pride and camaraderie,” said Holly Shaskey-Platek, Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

The Michaels Companies mission is to inspire and enable customer creativity, create a fun and rewarding place to work, foster meaningful connections with communities and lead the arts and crafts industry in innovation. The Company earned the Great Place to Work® credential based on extensive ratings and feedback provided by its team members in surveys. Great Place to Work for All® is the global analytical authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures, providing analytics to 10,000 organizations in over 57 countries.

Shaskey-Platek continued, “As North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, we are the ultimate destination for holiday shopping for makers of all ages, and we are committed to making it easier for customers to get what they need and easier for our team members to help them. Our store teams play an essential role in creating meaningful and fun shopping experiences, and we are excited to again welcome more than 15,000 bright, creative and friendly team members to join our team this holiday season.”

Seasonal team members benefit from competitive wages, flexible hours and a 30% discount and being on Michaels store team is an experience filled with fun, hard work, creativity and teamwork. Last year, Michaels hired more than 40% of seasonal positions into regular roles following the holidays. Seasonal positions are being offered in more than 1,200 stores across 49 states in the U.S. and Canada. Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply online at Michaels.com/storejobs.

About The Michaels Companies, Inc.

The Michaels Companies, Inc. is North America's largest specialty provider of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise for Makers and do-it-yourself home decorators. The Company owns and operates more than 1,200 stores in 49 states and Canada under the brands Michaels and Pat Catan’s. Additionally, the Company serves customers through Michaels.com, consumercrafts.com and aaronbrothers.com. The Michaels Companies, Inc., also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of high quality custom and specialty framing merchandise, and Darice, a premier wholesale distributor in the craft, gift and decor industry. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit www.michaels.com or download the Michaels app.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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Source: The Michaels Companies, Inc.