Sears Outlet Repair And Distribution Center Opens In Reno

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) opened its newest Sears Outlet Repair and Distribution Center (ORDC) on Monday at 400 E. Parr Blvd. in Reno.

Through multiple retail and manufacturer channels, Sears ORDCs receive gently-used and lightly-damaged major home appliances, lawn & garden products and fitness products. Certified technicians take the products through rigorous testing, and when needed, perform mechanical repairs, detailing and certain cosmetic repairs on the products. Then once tested, deluxed, and where necessary, refurbished, the product is then sent to a network of stores to be sold at discounted prices, while still covered by a limited warranty. The Reno Sears ORDC initially supports eight stores located in California, Idaho and Nevada.

The Company has immediate needs to fill 70 part-time and full-time positions, and will be hosting a job fair November 12-19 at the Holiday Inn Reno/Sparks at 55 Nugget Ave. in Sparks. Available positions include hourly supervisory roles, EPA certified appliance technicians, product movers, carton clamp operators, product cleaners and product testers.

"Reno was an ideal, centrally located market for us to open a new Sears Outlet Repair and Distribution Center," said Michael Lesso, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.'s Director of Distribution. "These centers are key to the success of our Sears Outlet Stores. Customers purchasing a Certified Appliance or other item from a Sears Outlet Store receive a fully functional and operational unit, as well as the assurance that the unit still meets Sears' quality standards as the nation's leading retailer of appliances and appliance-related products. Our new center in Reno will be key in delivering on this promise."

Interested candidates must apply on the Company's corporate website at www.shos.com/careers. Click "View All Jobs" and select "Reno, NV" for the location. Candidates will receive a follow-up call to schedule an appointment.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc . (NASDAQ: SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of July 30, 2016, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,123 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc . provide consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Operating through two segments—the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment—Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer franchise and dealership opportunities focused on selling, as applicable, top brand home appliances, hardware, tools, lawn and garden equipment and outlet merchandise. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a store format, visit www.ownasearsstore.com.

For more information contact: Jayne Levy, Fishman Public Relations, at (847) 945-1300 or jlevy@fishmanpr.com or visit the corporate website at www.shos.com.

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