Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., announced that it is hiring 11,000 seasonal store employees for the Christmas season. Further, in addition to raising its full-time minimum hourly wage to $17.00 last October, Hobby Lobby has also raised its part-time minimum hourly wage by over 18% to $13.00.
“We have not only weathered the challenges of the last eighteen months but have thrived due to the loyalty of our customers and dedication of our valued employees.”
Hobby Lobby continues to experience solid growth with the opening of 25 new stores in 2021. In 2009, Hobby Lobby was one of the first retailers to establish a nationwide minimum hourly wage well above the federal minimum wage and has since raised its minimum wages eleven times over the last twelve years.
“We continue our efforts to maintain our position as a retail leader when it comes to taking care of our people,” said David Green, Hobby Lobby founder and CEO. “We have not only weathered the challenges of the last eighteen months but have thrived due to the loyalty of our customers and dedication of our valued employees.”
“We are always looking to attract new members to our team who value working for a retailer that closes on Sundays and at 8 p.m. the rest of the week and provides some of the best wages and benefits in the retail industry,” said Green. “We not only want to share our success with our employees but continue to provide a work-life balance that allows time for rest, family and worship.”
In addition to providing industry-leading pay, Hobby Lobby also provides great benefits to eligible employees, including an outstanding medical, prescription, and dental plan, 401(k) with generous company match, flexible spending plan, long-term disability benefits, life insurance, vacation pay, personal paid time off benefits with annual buyback, holiday pay, chaplain services, and an employee discount.
Hobby Lobby was founded in 1972 and currently operates 956 retail stores stocked with a treasure trove of over 80,000 arts, crafts, hobbies, home accent, seasonal, and custom framing products catering to those who seek to Live a Creative Life.