JCPenney hiring 39,000 seasonal workers nationwide for holiday season

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FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, shoppers visit a J.C. Penney store in New York. J.C. Penney Co. is reporting a 78 percent drop in its third-quarter earnings Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, because of a big expense to fund its pension plan. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

JCPenney is hosting a hiring event today to get ready for the upcoming holiday season. 

The company says it is looking to hire an extra 39,000 seasonal workers nationwide, including 600 in the Bay Area and 4,800 across the state. 

The hiring event is Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time at a location near you. 

To make things even sweeter, JCPenney is offering reward packages to 8 randomly-drawn associates. 

Awards include the choice of $5,000 trips to Banff, Alberta, Canada; New York City; or Miami — all three include paid lodging, airfare, and entertainment. 

Prize packages worth $5,000 (smart home, outdoor, tech, and glamour bundles) will also be offered. 

Open positions include cashier, Sephora inside JCPenney beauty consultant, and more. 

For more information, click here. 

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