PITTSBURGH (August 19, 2016) – DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has announced it is now hiring more than 760 associates, to staff six new stores opening soon in the Houston area.
DICK’S is looking for exceptional applicants, passionate about sports or the outdoors, to join the team. DICK’S will plan to hire full-time and part-time associate positions at each of the below locations.
Ideal candidates will draw on their personal experiences and in-depth knowledge to guide, inform, equip and inspire customers. Associates will benefit from competitive pay, store discounts and the opportunity to work with the best sports and outdoor brands. Visit dickssportinggoods.jobs/Houston to learn more about joining the DICK’S Sporting Goods team in Houston.
The stores are expected to open in October of 2016, and some will be part of a new concept that features three banner stores under one roof – DICK’S Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and Golf Galaxy.
To celebrate the new stores across the Houston area, DICK’S will host a three-day weekend of Grand Opening festivities with a variety of giveaways and special appearances in-store. Additional details on the Grand Opening activities will be available in the coming weeks.
DICK’S is committed to serving its communities through the efforts of its Community Marketing and Community Youth Sports programs, which work to support local schools and youth organizations in their pursuit of sports and outdoors.
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About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of July 30, 2016, the Company operated more than 645 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores
National home décor retailer Kirkland’s, Inc., is now hiring for its two newest Houston-area stores. The two stores, both set to open at the end of August, will be located at the Westchase Shopping Center (11043 Westheimer Road, Suite A, Houston, TX 77042-3203) and the Shoppes at Park West (24600 Katy Freeway, Suite 4000, Katy, TX 77494-1376).
“We’re honored to be a part of the Houston and Katy communities,” said Michelle Graul, Executive Vice President of Stores and Merchandising. “Kirkland’s is looking forward to hiring an exceptional team for our two newest stores.”
Kirkland’s will employ approximately 25 team members at each location. Those interested in applying online should go to www.kirklands.com/careers and complete the online application for field positions.
About Kirkland’s, Inc.
Kirkland’s, Inc., was founded in 1966 and is a specialty retailer of home décor in the United States. Although originally focused in the Southeast, the Company has grown beyond that region and currently operates in 36 states. The Company’s stores present a broad selection of distinctive merchandise, including framed art, mirrors, candles, lamps, picture frames, accent rugs, garden accessories and artificial floral products. The Company’s stores also offer an extensive assortment of gifts, as well as seasonal merchandise. More information can be found at www.kirklands.com, www.facebook.com/kirklands, www.twitter.com/kirklands, www.pinterest.com/kirklandshome/ and www.instagram.com/kirklands.
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with LCISD, Needville ISD and FBISD Presented By Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union
Superintendents for Lamar CISD, Fort Bend ISD and Needville ISD gave glowing reviews of each district at the 2016 State of the Schools Luncheon. The event was held Friday, April 29, 2016 at Safari Texas Ranch and was presented by Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union.
Fort Bend ISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck began her overview with leadership programs instituted into the schools, explaining how it creates an environment to grow students. She also highlighted the growth in the district as FBISD will soon have 50 elementary schools. The Board of Trustees approved the architect for the new CTE building, and the push to drive all classrooms to better technology is in full swing. “We are focused on growth, change and leadership. We just had over 2,500 students gather, committed to their college, trade school or the military. We want to give all students multiple options so when it is their decision day, they’re ready,” says Dr. Whitbeck.
Needville ISD touted a nearly 5% growth rate and Superintendent Curtis Rhodes explained there is room for even more within the district’s 200 square miles. “The little Needville is slowly becoming larger, but we want to hold onto who we are for as long as possible,” says Rhodes. He says the district has drawn boundaries for a second elementary school and continues to add programs to accommodate students. He emphasized the district still prides itself in knowing each student and their families. He believes this is a big reason the dropout rate is less than 1%. “We want to prepare kids for their future, not our past,” says Rhodes.
Lamar CISD is second in the state for projected growth among large districts. Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle says Lamar schools are adding approximately 1,000 students each year and the district is projected to educate more than 45,000 students by 2025. Fulshear High School and Leaman Junior High will open in the fall, and the district is planning three new elementary schools in the near future. As the population increases in Fort Bend County, so does the demand for an educated workforce, something Dr. Randle says the district can accommodate with hundreds of certification programs. “Our kids have the opportunity to walk out of school with a certification and literally go to work straight out of high school in an industry,” says Dr. Randle.
The 2016 State of the Schools event was Underwritten by: Fort Bend ISD, Johnson Development Corp., Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, MD Anderson Regional Care Center – Sugar Land, OakBend Medical Center, Perdue,Brandon,Fielder,Collins & Mott, L.L.P., Rogers, Morris & Grover and the University of Houston – Sugar Land and Wharton County Junior College. Corporate Supporters were: Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land, Comcast Business, DBR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Lamar CISD, Needville ISD, Representative John Zerwas, M.D., House District 28, Safari Texas Ranch, Si Environmental, LLC, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Thompson & Horton, LLP and Vanir | Rice & Gardner, A Joint Venture.
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