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Blockbuster® Conducts National Casting Call: 4,000 Employees To Be Hired To Meet Holiday Shoppers' Needs

DALLAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Blockbuster announced its plans to hire approximately 4,000 seasonal employees to staff its Blockbuster stores nationwide this holiday season.  In previous holiday seasons, the company has hired thousands of employees to help shoppers find the right movie, game or merchandise for renting or gift-giving.

Blockbuster is a popular destination during the holidays for renting and buying movies, as well as for Christmas shopping.  According to Craig Mabrey, director of recruiting for Blockbuster, what differentiates Blockbuster from its retail and industry competition is the focus on hiring and training associates who love movies and games and can give knowledgeable recommendations based on specific needs and interests. "We know the holiday season is our busiest and we plan to hire thousands of new employees in preparation for another busy shopping season in our stores."

Historically, customer traffic increases the week leading to Thanksgiving and the momentum continues through the New Year, peaking the week between Christmas and New Years Day.  The last two weeks of the year and first week of the new year are often the busiest.  Hiring additional holiday staff plays an integral part in providing an enjoyable in-store experience for Blockbuster customers during this time.  During the non-holiday period, Blockbuster employs approximately 25,500 employees in the U.S.

About Blockbuster

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it – whether in-store, by-mail, through vending kiosks or digitally to their homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve nearly 47 million global customers annually. The company may be accessed worldwide at www.blockbuster.com.

SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.

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