Gap Inc. to hire 65,000 seasonal workers for 2018 holiday season

Gap Inc. GPS, -1.76% said Monday that it will hire 65,000 seasonal associates across its Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta brands for the 2018 holiday season. Workers will work in stores, in call centers, and in distribution centers. Gap didn’t specify its seasonal hiring numbers last year. The company will host a hiring event on October 6 in the U.S. and on October 13 in Canada, though Athleta and the Phoenix distribution center will only accept applications online. Target Corp. TGT, -0.42% and Macy’s Inc. M, -2.10% are among the other retailers who have announced their seasonal hiring plans. Gap shares have fallen 19% in 2018 while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.22% has rallied 8.4% for the period.

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