Company Sustains Overall Hiring Plans at Same Level as Last Two Years to Prepare for Another Busy Holiday Shopping Season

WAYNE, NJ (September 30, 2009) - As Toys"R"Us gears up for what it expects to be another busy holiday shopping season, the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer today announced plans to hire approximately 35,000 seasonal employees in its stores nationwide. This number is equal to the total workforce hired during each of the previous two holiday seasons. Having more knowledgeable, toy-trained associates ready to help gift-givers find the toy that is right for the child in their life—and fits their budget—provides customers with the enhanced service and expertise they expect from Toys"R"Us as THE toy authority.

"For parents, Toys"R"Us is often the most important stop on their way to fulfilling all of their children’s holiday wishes, and they look to our employees to provide expert assistance," said Dan Caspersen, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "Because we are in the toy business 365 days a year, our sales associates know toys and are dedicated to providing gift-givers with recommendations for products that are right for kids of all ages, abilities and interests. We’re looking for hard-working, reliable individuals who enjoy working as part of a team and want to provide customers with memorable store experiences."

Toys"R"Us is uniquely qualified as a specialty toy retailer to offer the broadest selection of toys available at every price point and provide gift-givers countless choices when shopping for toys this holiday season. In addition, with its unbeatable in-stock position, customers know they have the best chance of finding in-demand products at Toys"R"Us.

Traffic in Toys"R"Us stores is highest at this time of year, and the company’s increased holiday staff is an important part of providing an enjoyable shopping experience for customers during the hectic shopping season. The company will hire additional toy-trained employees to work at its traditional Toys"R"Us stores and the nearly 350 ‘Holiday Express’ toy locations across the country. It will also provide existing employees with the opportunity to take on additional hours throughout the holiday season.

Caspersen added, "In addition to a fun and fast-paced work environment, Toys"R"Us employees have the added benefit of knowing they’re playing a key role in bringing joy to children everywhere on Christmas morning."

Offering flexible work schedules during the week, weeknights and weekends, seasonal opportunities at Toys"R"Us stores are available for a wide variety of positions—from management roles and sales associates, to back-of-house stock employees. For a complete list of available positions and descriptions, visit the Toys"R"Us, Inc. dedicated Careers website,

About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. It currently sells merchandise in more than 1,550 stores, including 848 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, and more than 700 international stores in 33 countries, consisting of both licensed and franchised stores. In addition, it sells extraordinary toys in two FAO Schwarz stores in the United States. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including,,, and, it provides shoppers with an unparalleled online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. In addition, the company operates, an online resource for parents. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs nearly 70,000 associates worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.

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