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GameStop Announces Plans to Hire More Than 15,000 Part-Time Seasonal Game Advisors for Fall 2009

GameStop Announces Plans to Hire More Than 15,000 Part-Time Seasonal Game Advisors for Fall 2009

Business Wire

October 27, 2009

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, announced it is planning to hire approximately 15,000 seasonal part-time game advisors between now and Dec. 24, 2009, to fill open positions at its 4,300 stores in the United States. This number will increase the company’s total headcount by approximately 46 percent and the in-store game advisor headcount by approximately 78 percent. These numbers are consistent with GameStop’s seasonal hiring efforts in 2008 and 2007.

“The end of the year historically represents a large part of our company’s annual sales, and 2009 is not expected to be any different,” said Marissa Andrada, GameStop’s senior vice president of human resources. “The launches of several highly anticipated blockbuster video game titles such as Call of Duty/Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II and the Wii Fit Plus combined with the recent price reductions for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii gaming consoles are expected to create a lot of store traffic from customers seeking out GameStop’s unparalleled customer service, value and selection.”

Interested applicants 16 years of age or older should pick up applications at their neighborhood GameStop store. Previous retail experience is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided, but applicants should be knowledgeable about video games and video game equipment in order to fulfill their role as valued customer advisors. Game advisors should be available to work flexible hours, thrive in a fast-paced retail environment and enjoy helping people find fun and affordable holiday gift solutions. Benefits include an employee discount on software purchases as well as the ability to try out new games in order to better assist customers.

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