Jo-Ann Stores to Hire Over 5,000 Team Members for Holiday Season

Approximately 45% of seasonal hires expected to become regular Team
Members

HUDSON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty
retailer in America, announced today that it will hire more than 5,000
seasonal Team Members for store support during the 2016 holiday season.
The hires represent an estimated 20 percent staffing increase.

“During the holidays, our customers are shopping more frequently for
gifts to make and gifts to take, as well as supplies for baking and
holiday home decor,” said Bryan Pugh, executive vice president, stores
and store operations, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Seasonal hiring
is a priority for Jo-Ann to ensure we are providing our customers with
an enjoyable shopping experience throughout the bustling holiday season
with skilled Team Members to help meet their needs.”

Seasonal Team Members will help to best serve customers amid the
high-traffic holiday season. Similar to previous years, Jo-Ann plans to
transition approximately 45 percent of the seasonal hires to regular
Team Members at the close of the holiday season.

Discount incentives for seasonal Team Members are consistent with
full-time Team Members. A 20% merchandise discount will be applied to
most purchases — an advantageous perk during the holiday shopping season.

Those interested in applying for a seasonal Team Member role with Jo-Ann
should visit joann.com/careers
to view and apply for open positions. Seasonal Team Members play an
important role in delivering upon the company’s mission to inspire the
creative spirit in each of us.

To find the nearest Jo-Ann store to you, visit joann.com/stores.
To learn more about Jo-Ann, visit joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft
retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single
retail store. Today, approximately 850 Jo-Ann stores across the country
provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they
need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit joann.com.
To search and share project ideas and inspiration, visit joann.com/inspiration.

Contacts

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Shauntina Lilly, 330-463-6670
Corporate
Communications
public.relations@joann.com