Costume Store Moving Into Former Big Bear
It's never too early for Halloween. With that in mind, Putnam County ghouls and goblins, Darth Vaders, Cinderellas, Mickey Mouses, Pirates, Princesses and superheroes will soon be able to suit up for Halloween right in our own backyard.
Liberty Square Shopping Center, in Teays Valley is proud to announce the opening of a new tenant, Halloween City, which will locate in the former Big Bear grocery store space next to Dollar Tree. The opening is planned for Saturday, September 7th.
"We are very excited to have Halloween City join Liberty Square’s roster of tenants," says shopping center owner T.J. Summers, whose family brought Elder Beerman, Radio Shack, Hallmark, Bob Evans, Holiday Inn Express and Applebee's to Putnam County.
Costume superstore, Halloween City, is creating thousands of temporary jobs in anticipation of the upcoming Halloween season, including some in Putnam County, according to a news release.
Halloween has become nearly an $8 billion retail industry and is one of the largest retail holidays in the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. During the months leading up to Halloween,up to 350 temporary Halloween City stores open nationwide. Halloween City is recruiting up to 10,000 new employees to fill temporary management and store associate positions. Opportunities exist for more than 24 associates at every store as the retailer looks to accommodate the busy Halloween season.
“Halloween City is a great organization with employment opportunities all across the U.S.,” said Chris Bearss, senior vice president, retail development for Halloween City. “Our stores are located in and around major cities, offering employment conveniently where our associates live. Those looking for retail experience, will have the chance to sell terrific merchandise in a fun, festive environment.”
Once hired, employees undergo specialized training program to gain Halloween costume product knowledge and expertise. More than 45 percent of U.S. consumers plan to dress in costumes according to the National Retail Federation, and knowledgeable employees are needed to quickly navigate through Halloween City’s vast assortment of costumes, accessories and props to help outfit shoppers in the perfect Halloween costume.
Interested applicants can apply either online at halloweencity.com or in person at any local Halloween City store. Call 1-800-HALLOWEEN for more information.
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