hhgregg Invades D.C., Begins Hiring In Pa.

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— hhgregg continued its Mid- Atlantic rollout last week with the opening of 10 stores in and around the nation’s capital and has begun recruiting for a new location in Erie, Pa.

The new stores bring hhgregg’s Washington store count to 12, and raise its total store count to 168.

“Expanding into the Washington D.C. market has been an important landmark of our company’s growth,” said marketing VP Jeff Pearson. “We look forward to providing residents with the widest selection of appliances and electronics along with the friendly and professional customer-service experience that set us apart from the competition.”

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held last Thursday, followed by grand-opening sales events including Magellan GPS and Frigidaire stainless-steel majap giveaways.

Separately, hhgregg has also begun recruiting for a new store that’s slated to open in Erie, Pa., this fall. The store will be the chain’s western-most location in the state, following a spate of new-store openings in eastern Pennsylvania and throughout the Philadelphia metro area this past spring.

The company is recruiting 50 commissioned sales associates, managers-in-training, warehouse workers and customer-service merchandisers to staff the new store. Interviews will be conducted Sept. 20 through Oct. 8.

The new locations are all part of the specialty retailer’s planned 45-store expansion throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, announced last year.


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