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Hobby Lobby

Workforce History:

Hobby Lobby presented a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, March 11, 2019 for its 49th location in California. This joins more than 800 Hobby Lobby stores across the nation. Hobby Lobby is primarily an arts-and-crafts store which includes picture framing, jewelry making, fabrics, floral and wedding supplies, cards, party supplies, baskets, wearable art, home accents and holiday merchandise.

​Hobby Lobby is devoted to providing career opportunities for eager enterprising individuals who are ready to join their rapidly growing company. As a leader in the arts, crafts and home décor industry, they value innovative ideas, passionate creativity and hard work.

Workforce Challenge:

In February 2018, Hobby Lobby had hired 60 candidates for their grand opening but that was not sufficient. The Torrance One-Stop assisted Hobby Lobby with their hiring need by announcing job opportunities and posting flyers on its social networks. The available positions ranged from cashiers, to customer service representatives, retail associates, and stockers. Torrance One-Stop also provided Hobby Lobby with rooms to conduct interviews for one week.

Outcomes & Benefits:

As a result, Hobby Lobby was able to hire enough individuals in a short amount of time with no cost to them. Hobby Lobby has already asked for SBWIB’s assistance with hiring needs for the company’s next store which will be opening in Torrance.

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