Ocean State Job Lot Hiring For Former Toys R Us Locations

May 14, 2019 GMT

Two closed Toys R Us locations in Northeast Pennsylvania are being transformed into discount stores with an array of merchandise and they are scheduled to open in June.

Rhode Island-based discount retail chain Ocean State Job Lot announced Tuesday it will hire 50 full-time and part-time employees for each of its new locations at 620 Kidder St. in Wilkes-Barre and 409 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City and will hold a hiring event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pennsylvania CareerLink, 135 Franklin Ave., Scranton.

Open positions include supervisors as well as sales and stock associates, maintenance, receivers, visual merchandiser, field merchandiser and ad coordinator.  


Ocean State Job Lot, which has 137 stores in Pennsylvania, New England, New York and New Jersey and now in its 41st year in business, is encouraging interested candidates to apply. They also can apply online at oceanstatejoblot.com/careers. 

The company bought the former Toys R store in Wilkes-Barre for $2.5 million and in Dickson City for $2 million after they closed last year.

At Ocean State Job Lot stores, customers can find an array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products such as holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical prices.