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$5.2 billion (2011)
Big Lots is a Fortune 500 company. Their business is built upon selling overstock or closeout merchandise at deep discounts. There are more than 1,400 Big Lots stores in 47 states, and the company employs more than 37,000 people.
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You can search and apply for Big Lots management and corporate positions through StartWire. If you apply through us, we'll give you instant (free) access to tools that you can use to keep your job search as organized and efficient as possible. Apply now
You can also apply for select positions through the Big Lots hiring website. If you choose to apply through their website, make sure to come back and tell us about your application so we can provide you with the tools you need to keep your job search organized.
If you want to work in a Big Lots store in a non-management position, you will need to fill out a paper application. Printable job application forms are available on the Big Lots hiring website. If you don't have access to a good printer, you can also pick up an application in their stores.
Big Lots has one of the most applicant-friendly job applications that we've ever seen. Unlike most employers who require massive amounts of personal information and an hour-long assessment, Big Lots has chosen to keep things simple. And for that, we're very grateful.
If you want to apply for a non-management position in a Big Lots store, you will have to obtain a paper application. This application will ask you for the following information: Name, phone number, address, email address, pay requirements, scheduling preferences, criminal history, education, references, and employment history. If you take the time to prepare all of your information beforehand, filling out the application is a breeze and should take you no more than 20 minutes to complete.
If you want to apply for a management or corporate position, you will need to apply online. Thankfully, the online application is just as simple (if not simpler) than the paper application. The entire online application is only one page. You will need to provide the following information: Name, address, phone, email, and resume. You will also have the opportunity to provide a cover letter (do it), and leave some comments (also do it). If you already have your resume prepared, the entire application should take you 15 minutes or less.
No matter what position you're apply for at Big Lots, the application process is very fast and very easy. We only wish that more employers would follow suit.
By submitting an application to Big Lots, you are consenting to a pre-employment drug screening. Any employment offer that you receive is contingent upon passing this test.
Unfortunately, Big Lots does not provided automatic application updates at this time. If you want to find out where your application stands, the best way to find out is to contact the hiring manager directly.
Big Lots is an equal opportunity employer.
Jobs available at Big Lots
In Big Lots stores, they are always hiring store associates, associate managers, assistant managers, store managers, and sales managers. There are also many opportunities available at their distribution centers and corporate headquarters. Check back frequently to learn about new positions as they're announced. Search jobs
Types of people Big Lots wants to hire
Big Lots wants to hire people who are enthusiastic, dedicated, and energetic. The company encourages all employees to make their own decisions and try new ideas. Big Lots also places a lot of value on customer service and sales skills. You should do your best to emphasize some (or all) of these qualities on your application and during your interview.
You must be at least 16 years old to work at Big Lots
Steven Fishman is the President, Chairman, and CEO of Big Lots.
Big Lots is a publicly traded company (NYSE: BIG). In 2011 they reported $5.2 billion in revenue, $346 million in operating income, $207 million in net income, $1.6 billion in total assets, and $823 million in total equity.