Michaels to Hire 15,000 Employees for the Holiday Season

Arts & Crafts Retailer to Host a Nationwide Seasonal Hiring Event on September 7

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK), a certified 2019 Great Place to Work®, today announced it will hire approximately 15,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canada stores and distribution centers in preparation for the 2019 holiday season. The company will host a national Seasonal Hiring event in more than 1,250 stores across the country on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Michaels is Hiring for the Holidays (Photo: Business Wire)

Michaels is Hiring for the Holidays (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are proud to be designated a Great Place to Work for the second year in a row as we look to hire additional staff for the upcoming holiday season,” said Holly Shaskey-Platek, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “The holidays are an important time of the year for customers and team members alike. Whether you are gift-making or gift-giving our talented team members are ready to help with inspiration, project ideas and make sure your holiday shopping experience is meaningful and fun.” Michaels seasonal team members benefit from competitive wages, flexible hours and a 30% discount, and being on the Michaels store team is an experience filled with fun, hard work, creativity and teamwork.

For makers, there is no better place to tap into the holiday magic than Michaels. With exclusive seasonal décor and ornaments, beautiful floral picks and greenery, and the best tree lot in town, holiday decorating and entertaining is made easy. Michaels works to bring magic to its stores during the holiday season, and new employees play a large role in that mission. Last year, Michaels hired more than 40% of seasonal in-store positions into regular roles following the holidays, including over 30% of their distribution center seasonal team members and over 40% of Artistree’s seasonal staff. 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 1,250 stores in 49 states and Canada. Additionally, the Company serves customers through a variety of digital platforms including 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.

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.

Mallory Smith
PR Manager

Source: The Michaels Companies, Inc.