JCPenney Job Application Guide
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$17 billion (2012)
With more than 1,100 stores spread across all 50 states, JCPenney is one of the largest department store chains in the country.
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All JCPenney stores are equipped with computer kiosks that you can use to apply in-person. Walking into the store to complete the application process can give you a chance to make a positive first impression, and you may even have the opportunity to meet the hiring manager. Remember to dress nicely, and don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume and cover letter just in case.
The JCPenney application process is very short and sweet, and it’s one of the most user-friendly applications you’ll ever find. If you already have a resume prepared, it should take you no more than 20 minutes to complete.
Before you can apply for a job at JCPenney, you will need to create an account on their hiring site. Account creation is quick and easy — you just need to provide your name, email address, and basic contact information.
Once your account is created, you will have the opportunity to upload or copy / paste your resume. It’s great that they ask for your resume, as it can be really difficult to stand out with a standard job application alone. Entering a resume is not required, but you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity.
After you create your resume, you will need to provide JCPenney with some basic contact information (name, address, phone number, email address). From there, you just need to enter your schedule / availability requirements, your work experience, and education.
Applying is as simple as that. Yes, really.
Unfortunately, JCPenney does not provide automatic application updates at this time. If you have already filled out an application and would like to know where you stand, your best bet is to call the hiring manager directly.
JCPenney is an equal opportunity employer. They do not consider age, gender, ethnicity, or disability while making their hiring decisions.
Jobs available at JCPenney
It takes a lot of people to keep a store like JCPenney running, and there are many different career options available to you depending on the area of the store where you’d like to work. There are positions in sales, customer service, management, loss prevention, salons, photo studios, jewelry, merchandising, cosmetics, and more. Search jobs
There are also many positions available at JCPenney’s corporate headquarters. If a corporate job is what you’re after, the best way to stay informed about new jobs is to check their hiring website on a regular basis.
Types of people JCPenney wants to hire
JCPenney is always looking for hardworking, honest, and dedicated people to join their team. As an organization, JCPenney places a lot of value on customer service. If you have any relevant customer service experience (no matter how small), you should do your best to emphasize that on your application, resume, and cover letter.
You must be at least 16 years old to work at JCPenney, though the age requirements vary from position to position.
Ron Johnson is the CEO of JCPenney, and Michael Francis is the President.
JCPenney is a publicly traded company (ticker JCP). They reported $17.2 billion in revenue in 2012, with a net income of -$152 million. Their total equity was $4 billion, assets totaled $11.4 billion, and their operating income was $-2 million.