Uber adds the world’s first reindeer sleigh rides to its services in Finland in time for the holidays
Lululemon announces hiring spree for 8,000 workers
Lululemon Athletica, a Canadian-American multinational athletic apparel retailer, headquartered in Vancouver, announced it will begin hiring for new workers and the target is to onboard 8,000 people who will be assigned to various posts in the company.
It was mentioned in a report from Fox Business that Lululemon Athletica will also issue a pay hike on minimum base pay where the employees will see an increase to $15 or $17 per hour. It should be noted that the amount of raise will depend on the staff’s job position and location, but still, the majority will get to have it. The raise is applicable to current workers and hires.
Susan Gelinas, Lululemon’s senior vice president of people & culture, said that the base pay hikes remain true to the company’s top quartile rewards philosophy. She added that the increases truly align with the firm’s values to support and elevate its employees.
In any case, the company is launching a hiring spree in an effort to boost its workforce as the holiday season is fast approaching. Lululemon is trying to attract applicants as it is preparing for possible high demand for the most festive season of the year.
As mentioned earlier, the goal is to hire over 8,000 workers that will be deployed to Lululemon’s stores as well in its Guest Education Centre (GEC) across North America with a focus on key cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Job seekers can apply for either full-time or part-time positions.
“At lululemon, continuing to support and invest in our people is our top priority,” Celeste Burgoyne, Lululemon’s president of the Americas & global guest innovation, said in a press release. “Our Store and GEC teams are the heart of our business and are vital in helping to shape our innovative guest experience. We are thrilled to reach this important milestone, and we remain committed to attracting and building passionate teams as lululemon continues to scale and grow.”
Meanwhile, successful applicants at Lululemon can enjoy many other benefits aside from the pay increase. The company offers vacation and sick paid time off for full-time workers, paternity and maternity leave for up to six months, and monthly allocation of cash for employees to take fitness and meditation classes.
Career mentorship programs and well-being and developmental courses are also available for the workers to help them cope with the pandemic. The courses are carried out online for the convenience and safety of everyone.