Dick’s Sporting Goods to increase seasonal hiring to up to 9,000 employees

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said Thursday that it will hire up to 9,000 employees for the holiday selling season, marking a 12.5% increase from last year. The stock rose 0.9% in morning trading. The increase comes after the sporting goods retailer said it recently reported fiscal second-quarter ecommerce sales growth of 194% from a year ago, as curbside contactless pickup, buy online, pickup in-store and ship-from-store sales accounted for 75% of ecommerce orders. The retailer said its “National Signing Day” for seasonal positions will launch on Oct. 14. The employees will receive a 15% pay premium through the end of the year, and up to 25% discounts on merchandise. Last year, the company said it was hiring up to 8,000 seasonal employees. The stock has rallied 52.0% over the past three months, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has climbed 20.5% and the S&P 500 has gained 8.6%.
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