Shopper Alert! JCPenney Will be Open Thanksgiving Day
Posted Monday October 28, 2013 12:01 PM GMT
It’s going to be a busy holiday shopping season once again this year, and employees of JCPenney department stores may spend their Thanksgiving at work.
According to a release from the corporate offices, all retail locations will open at 8 PM on Thursday evening (November 28) and stay open until Friday night (November 29) at 9 PM.
Senior VP Tony Bartlett explained, "Obviously, we were one of the last to open [last year]. [But this year,] we're all in."
In 2012, JCP's didn’t open their doors until Friday morning at 6 AM, a decision blamed for lagging sales across the company.
Meanwhile this year, they’ll hire 35,000 seasonal workers in anticipation of increased shopping traffic.