Dick’s Sporting Goods says it is hiring as many as 9,000 workers for the 2020 holiday shopping season.

"National Signing Day" on October 14 will launch recruiting efforts for positions nationwide.  Dick's has local stores in Niles and Boardman.

In addition to needing extra staff and service in stores and distribution centers, Dicks says it will be hiring people for Curbside Contactless Pickup as well as ship-from-store orders.

Dick’s recently announced growth in eCommerce sales of 194% during the second quarter of 2020, including Curbside Contactless Pickup, buy online, pickup in-store, and ship-from-store, which collectively accounted for over 75% of eCommerce orders in the second quarter.

All Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, and Field & Stream store locations and the Company's distribution centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.

Black Friday offers will be available on Thanksgiving Day online with stores re-opening on Black Friday nationwide.

Workers will receive a 15 percent pay premium through the end of the year, and up to 25%-off store discount, according to a statement from the company.

Interested applicants should first apply online at dicks.com/jobs and then visit their local store on National Signing Day to be interviewed.

 Further information about DICK'S Sporting Goods' holiday plans will be released later.