Sports Authority to Hire 3,500 Team Members for the 2014 Holiday Season

Hundreds to continue employment as Sports Authority Team Members after the holidays

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--()--Sports Authority, one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, today announced that it will hire 3,500 temporary team members across the country to meet consumer demand during the 2014 holiday season. All Sports Authority locations will begin hiring in early October and will continue until December. Sports Authority plans to convert hundreds of seasonal workers into permanent Team Members after the holidays.

“We are proud to create thousands of jobs for eager applicants looking for part-time and temporary work during the holiday season at Sports Authority locations across the country,” said Robert Gordon, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Sports Authority. “Our Team Members are our greatest resource to provide customers with great value and service. This additional staffing will ensure that our stores are well equipped to create the truly enjoyable holiday shopping experience that our customers have come to expect from Sports Authority.”

Seasonal employees are eligible to receive the same benefits as current team members, and this year will have access to our cost plus 15% Team Member discount. Sports Authority has competitive hourly wages, a team-based work environment, great training and advancement opportunities, an optimal work-life balance and the leading discount in retail.

Sports Authority offers an exciting work environment for competitive, talented individuals who are passionate about sports. As valued Team Members, they receive first-rate training and advancement opportunities that enable them to succeed in their roles and achieve their professional goals. They are motivated to give their very best, knowing that Sports Authority is committed to going the distance with them. For more information and to apply, please visit jobs.sportsauthority.com/holiday.

About Sports Authority

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers, with 474 locations across 43 states and Puerto Rico. Sports Authority offers a broad range of sporting goods from leading brands and is the active family’s destination for footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The League by Sports Authority, a free and easy rewards program, offers members 5% back after they earn 100 points or more during a quarterly period. For a list of store locations and information, or to shop online, visit www.sportsauthority.com. Sports Authority also owns and operates nine S.A. Elite by Sports Authority locations that offer a premiere assortment of high-end performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Visit www.saelite.com for more information. Follow Sports Authority on Facebook http://facebook.com/SportsAuthority and Twitter http://twitter.com/SportsAuthority.

Contacts

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Janet Reinhardt, 646-277-1225
sapr@icrinc.com

Contacts

ICR
Janet Reinhardt, 646-277-1225
sapr@icrinc.com