Toys R Us is the company for kids and grownups that offers an exciting assortment of toys, learning aids, children’s apparel and baby furniture. They offer a wide selection of unique toys, from old favorites which all the items are under great values. The company has become a toy destination around the world that gives quality, value and wide selection for parents. In 1998, the company founded Toysrus.com where customers can purchase online for toys, video games and other merchandise for the whole family.
Toys R Us promises their customers that they will have the broadest selection of merchandise to help kids and babies learn and have fun while playing. They will be the easiest place to research and be the best source for children’s gift giving occasions. They will offer products at fair prices and will give expert services to their customers.
Toys R Us was founded by Charles Lazarus in 1948. He dreamed of making a child-oriented business. He then started a baby furniture store in which he named Children’s Bargain Town located in Washington, D.C. that caters to the post-war baby boom era. He ran his first store from bookkeeping to delivering the products to customers’ homes. Lazarus introduced new products for infants and older children into the company. Ten years later, he adopted the supermarket model for his store in which customers can pick out their products on their own and pay at the counter. When he opened his second store, he decided to name the store Toys R US with a backward R for he knew it will be an attention-getter. With his cleverness for his business he expanded into a public company in 1978 along with its iconic mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe which he introduced in 1960. In 1983, the company opened its first children’s clothing store in which they called Kids R Us located in New Jersey and New York. In 1996, the company decided to add the clothing apparel to most of the stores because of its positive sales brought to the company. Within the same year, they launched Babies R Us, which offers products for all the new and expectant parents. It became the nation’s leading baby products retailer and grew for almost more than 250 stores across the U.S. The company expanded internationally, particularly in the following countries; Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
Distribution Center Jobs at Toys R US
Toys R Us is committed in stocking its stores with great products as well as offering a wide selection of merchandise for customer satisfaction. The company’s distribution centers are located in Georgia, California, Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey, Missouri and Texas. They have exciting management positions and hourly job opportunities in the following areas: inventory, operations, facilities, transportation and human resources. These are some of the jobs available.
Distribution Center (DC) Assistant Facilities Manager
You will coordinate the repair and maintenance of the entire DC building and all the equipments. You will manage personnel assigned to technical and maintenance positions. You will travel to other DCs to conduct training and support.
Warehouse Operations Team Member
You will handle the unloading of all cartons and other merchandise for store shipments. You will operate various materials handling equipment such as forklift, turret and reach truck.
You will perform varieties of specialized and technical, clerical duties such as record processing, preparation of documents and support other administrative tasks.
Benefits of Working with the Company
Toys R Us is committed in providing their employees with great benefits beyond the regular paycheck. The company is providing an affordable health and welfare benefits for all their employees’ needs as well as for their dependents. They offer a thorough medical, dental, vision plan. They also offer a competitive paid time off based on length of service and hours worked. They provide a generous match contribution 401 (k) plan for eligible employees. The company also offers a professional and confidential counselling service for issues as legal matters, financial and any stress-related issues.