Same-store sales have been slipping for three of the last four years at Toys R Us, the country's last big box toy store. Walmart and Amazon have been chipping away at the chain's bottom line, while more and more kids are ditching game consoles for online adventure play. But Toys R Us is still gearing up to hire thousands of grownups as that time of year nears when we spoil the heck out of our children.
Toys R Us Inc. is currently hiring finance, merchandising and e-commerce positions at its corporate headquarters in Wayne, N.J., according to spokeswoman Jennifer Albano. There are also many, many more positions in the offing at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores, and distribution centers nationwide, especially when the weather starts to cool and gift-buying heats up.