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Seasonal Hires Readies Michaels For The Holidays

Michaels will hire for more than 15,000 seasonal positions across its operations in the U.S. and Canada as it prepares for the 2018 holiday season.

Seasonal employees receive competitive wages, flexible hours and a 30% store discount. Last year, the retailer transitioned more than 40% of its seasonal hires into regular positions following the holidays, Michaels noted.

Recently, independent analysts at Great Place to Work, an organization that assesses workplace cultures based on employee surveys, certified Michaels as a great workplace, the company said.

“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, Michaels svp/human resources. “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.”