Best Buy hiring 600 Valley workers

DINUBA, Calif. (KFSN) -- The south valley will see a boom in holiday hiring. The Best Buy distribution center in Dinuba needs to fill about 600 positions.

Electronic items on your Christmas wish list? Whether it's an X-Box or a computer printer they must first be packed and shipped.

If you shop at a local Best Buy store your gift will have come from the Dinuba distribution center. If you order on-line, human resources manager Rick Remillard said, "These folks on the west coast are going to be fulfilling it for you."

Remillard said this one million square foot warehouse needs about 600 seasonal workers to help move product. Warehouse experience is preferred.

Remillard explained, "Part of our general warehouse work is to train them to operate a forklift. We have our merchandise processors which are going to be in our e-commerce areas so the full array."

You can apply on-line. Best buy will direct you to a site called Adecco.

Remillard said, "It's going to put a big smile on my face to see the growth that we're experiencing here. The amount of electronics going out to people's homes and were looking forward to brightening Christmas with some great products under the tree."

Once the doors open on "Black Friday" and folks start snapping up items the distribution center in Dinuba must re-stock the shelves. The shipping sorter will be moving even more product 22 hours a day as Christmas draws nearer. More merchandise processors are needed to help move items to 209 west coast stores including the hottest gifts. "Things like the iPhones and the Samsung phones. We're going to see a lot of computers but this year the big thing is going to be TVs."

The Dinuba center is the biggest in the Best Buy chain. It serves the entire west coast.
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