Big Lots Ramps up Recruiting

Jamie Grill-Goodman
Senior Editor
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Big Lots has tapped new tech to offer its 35,000 store and distribution center associates instant access to earned income.

The discount retailer is teaming up with DailyPay to offer the new program in time for the holiday season when Big Lots expects to onboard 15,000 employees to accommodate shoppers during retail's biggest season. The company is holding national hiring events weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays at all 1,421 stores across the country, with both full-time and part-time positions available for those 16 years and older.

"Big Lots is hands-down a great place to work," said Bruce Thorn, Big Lots CEO and president. "We offer an outstanding program of perks including a 30% store discount plus additional discounts on cell services, tickets, computers and more. And now our team members will have the ability to access their accrued pay immediately via DailyPay."

DailyPay is a technology platform that enables employees to access or save their pay as they earn it, without having to wait for a traditional payday.

The company welcomes prospective job applicants to visit their local stores on Tuesdays between 4-7 p.m. or on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through Oct. 30 or apply online.

"Our people are invaluable to our success," Thorn added. "We take pride in taking care of our team members, and we're always eager to welcome new associates to the Big Lots family to support our growing business."