Moosejaw plans to start hiring 300 seasonal workers today. That’s the good news. The better news is that the outdoors retailer headquartered in Madison Heights expects a number of those hires to become permanent.
The 21-year-old company is hosting its first job fair to fill the 300 positions today between 8 a.m. and noon at Bowl One Lanes
, 1639 E. 14 Mile Road in Troy. The company is encouraging applicants to bowl a free game and dress up in their Halloween costume.
The idea is to find new workers who fit in with Moosejaw's unique company culture, which the company's leadership sums up as Moosejaw Madness
. The culture is to be creative and not take yourself too seriously. The company wants employees that have a solid sense of humor.
"Culture fit is the No. 1 thing," says Eoin Comerford, president & CEO of Moosejaw
. "It's the thing we won’t compromise on."
Moosejaw has complemented the company’s revenue growth with 30 hires over the last year. It currently employs 300 people and expects that number to keep growing at that pace next year with some of the seasonal workers staying on.
"We are big believers of promoting from within," Comerford says.
New hires range from retail sales and management professionals to IT and software development professionals. Moosejaw brought its website development in-house last year and likes to do a number of other non-core functions, such as marketing, in-house.
Source: Eoin Comerford, president & CEO of Moosejaw
Writer: Jon Zemke
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