JCPenney looking to hire dozens for its Fort Myers store Reopening

Retailer is hosting a hiring event on November 9 through 11, with a goal to fill more than three dozen positions, in preparation for its Fort Myers store reopening this holiday season

November 9, 2022 – Just months after temporarily closing its doors following severe damage from Hurricane Ian, JCPenney store #1862 in Fort Myers, Florida will be opening its doors again for customers to shop this holiday season. Hurricane Ian left behind miles of devastation throughout the state and significant damage to the Fort Myers store; roof, celling, floors and nearly 30,000 units of product.

In preparation for its reopening, JCPenney is looking to hire several seasonal, full-time and part-time positions between Fort Myers, Port Charlotte and Naples, Florida.

JCPenney’s incentives make the Company stand out against other retailers, including competitive pay, flexible schedules and a generous employee discount. JCPenney offers benefits for all positions based on hours worked, career advancement opportunities and an inclusive team environment.

The hiring event is being held on WednesdayNovember 9 and will continue through the week, ending on November 11, leading up to the stores reopening this holiday season.

Fort Myers Store Location Information:

JCPenney at Edison Mall
4125 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Onsite Media Contact Information:

General Manager Helaine Franco, JCPenney Store #1862
Assistant Manager Candice Buckley, JCPenney Store #1862

Video of store #1862 damage due to Hurricane Ian attached. Additional photography and b-roll and will be available on the JCPenney Newsroom following the event. Local media is welcome to shoot b-roll onsite.

For all media inquiries and to receive additional information, please contact:


About JCPenney
JCPenney is the shopping destination for America’s diverse, working families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company’s product assortment meets customers’ everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop – from to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney’s Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.


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