We've all been to the Gap to buy some jeans, khakis, or a blue denim shirt. In 1969, The Gap opened its doors in San Francisco California. The company that owns The Gap, Inc is also the owner of five primary brands which include the Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, and Piperlime.
Donald Fisher, the owner of Gap, Inc., actually had to raise the $63,000 to open the first store and within a year the store had grossed over $2 million.
They specialize in private-label merchandise, mainly casual wear such as jeans and tees. The target demographic was the younger generation; as time went on they have expanded to childrenís, menís, and womenís clothing as well.
As with many retailers you have the standard job positions available. You can work in sales, store management, and stock room. The Gap is a world famous chain, so they're always hiring for various store position. The Gap, like most other retail companies, is very popular with high school and college students looking for employment.
As with many retailers you have the standard job positions available. You can work in sales, store management, and stock room. They do have other jobs that you can do. Like most big corporations you can work in their IT or finance departments but what most people are interested in is the design work that you can do. Gap is a name brand and they do employ their own designers to keep their brands fresh and modern. You have to know about the latest trends and have a great eye for design.
To work outside of their retail market, with corporate for example, you will probably have to relocate to where their corporate offices reside. To work at their corporate headquarters as being part of their accelerated management program or being the assistant Customer Excellence Manager then you will probably have to be willing to be located out of San Francisco. If you are interested in being one of their designers then you can be located out of their offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York. You can also find a career in their distribution center which supply all the merchandise to the stores across the country.
Gap job benefits for part time employees:
- National Health Access- Medical
- Leaves of Absence
- GapShare 401(k) Plan
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Jury Duty
- Commuter Benefits
- Local and State Ordinances
Full time employees
- Health and Welfare
- Savings and Retirement
- Time Away
- Adoption Assistance
- Bank at Work
- Be What's Possible
- Cancer Care Support
- Child Care
- Commuter Benefits
- Employee Merchandise Discount
- Healthy Pregnancy
- Home Mortgage Program
- Smoking Cessation
- Tuition Reimbursement
Gap has won an award for "Turn Around Company of the Year for 2012." Their company is extremely popular and they are always hiring for sales associates. Being proactive and working hard as a sales associate can get you noticed by management which, in turn, can help you move up the corporate ladder. Apply online and get yourself in the mix at the Gap!
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