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JC Penney's National Hiring Day

JC Penney

Preparing for what it calls "crowds of eager holiday shoppers," JC Penney will hold its second annual National Hiring Day on Tuesday. The company has announced plans to hire 37,000 seasonal workers for a variety of jobs.

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Applicants can go to any of its 850 stores across the country, including those in the Quad Cities, for in-person interviews. On-line applications will also be accepted.

JC Penney expects to hire up to 350 people for seasonal jobs in its Iowa stores, and 1,100 for stores in Illinois. The hours for National Hiring Day, in any store, will be 2 to 8 pm. 

In the Quad Cities, stores are located in Southpark and Northpark malls, plus Dubuque, Peoria, Freeport, Coralville, and Rockford. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.