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Yes, There Is A Santa Claus, But That's Not the Only Holiday Job in Indiana

Amazon and JC Penney will both be offering holiday work, and you probably don't have to put on a fat suit.

STATE WIDE--Yes, there is a Santa Claus, but dressing in a red suit and and asking the kids what they want for Christmas isn't the only way to make extra money in Indiana. Amazon and JC Penney are two big companies offering seasonal work this year.


Amazon will be opening up 7,000 jobs in Indiana, at fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites around the state. The company is hiring more than 120,000 people in 33 states.

Amazon says there's a possibility that you could be retained for full time work, if you're hired on for the holidays.

Amazon has six facilities in Indiana, in Indianapolis, Whitestown, Plainfield and Jeffersonville. 

JC Penney

JC Penney is planning to hire around 850 people in Indiana, starting next week. The National Hiring Day event will be Oct. 17, from 2 to 8 p.m. at every JC Penney store.

They are hiring for customer service and support positions and if you plan to go, dress for success. Managers are expected to make offers on the spot.

JC Penney did not say whether you might have a chance to stay on full time. 

JC Penney plans to close five stores in Indiana this year, part of a chain-wide closing of 138 stores.


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