Hiring under way Jan. 27-28 for TJ Maxx Queen Creek

UPDATE: A second hiring event will take place Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 1-3 at the Queen Creek Marketplace.

TJX Companies Inc., the company that operates the T.J. Maxx and Marshall department stores, is holding a hiring event 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today, Jan. 27, and tomorrow, Jan. 28, at Courtyard Marriott at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, 6907 E. Ray Road in Mesa.

The company is hiring about 100 full- and part-time employees, ranging from sales associates to store coordinators, for the new T.J. Maxx in the Queen Creek Marketplace, Jacob Martina, store manager for the T.J. Maxx store at 4370 N. Miller Road in Scottsdale, who is working at the hiring event, said during a phone interview. The starting pay is $9 per hour, Mr. Martina said.

The hiring event began yesterday; however, Mr. Martina said it was slow and he was hoping to see more people today and tomorrow. People should come prepared with resumes and to have an on-site interview, he said. The company will conduct background checks over the next few days to determine who is eligible to be hired, Mr. Martina said.

The Queen Creek Marketplace is at 21566 S. Ellsworth Loop Road, on the southwest corner of Ellsworth Loop and Rittenhouse roads.

The store is expected to open in March in 23,045 square feet of the building vacated by the Sports Chalet.

T.J. Maxx was founded in 1976, and together with Marshalls, forms The Marmaxx Group or Marmaxx, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S., according to the company website.

T.J. Maxx launched its e-commerce site, tjmaxx.com, in September 2013. At the end of 2014, it had 1,119 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The estimated, long-term growth potential of The Marmaxx Group, including T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, is 3,000 stores.

The average size of a T.J. Maxx store is approximately 29,000 square feet.

For more information on the hiring event, call 480-351-7088.

News Editor Wendy Miller can be contacted at 480-982-7799 and via e-mail at qcnews@newszap.com, or follow her on Twitter @WendyNewszap123.

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