Sam Moon Brings Jobs, Deals to Fort Worth

Job fair attracts applicants from all walks of life

By Kevin Cokely
|  Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009  |  Updated 5:28 PM CDT
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Sam Moon Brings Jobs, Deals to Fort Worth

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Dozens of people are hoping to land a job at Sam Moon's newest location.

The women's accessories superstore opens its newest location next month 8 at Interstate 35W and Heritage Trace Parkway in Alliance Town Center in north Fort Worth.

Construction workers are racing against the clock to finish the retail center before the grand opening on May 8.

"We're still expanding, we are very excited to come to Fort Worth," said Daniel Moon, of Sam Moon's. "We've had long-time Fort Worth residents come to our Dallas store."

"I'm very excited. I can't wait," said Kimberly Phillips of Fort Worth, who was among those standing in line at Tuesday's job fair.

Phillips, a medical school graduate, said working at Sam Moon would be a great way to make some money while she looks for a job in her chosen field.

Sandra Smith of Keller sold cars until she was laid off last week. She's confident Sam Moon offers more job security in tough times.

"I know this company. We do a lot of shopping there in Dallas," said Smith. "So, I know that they'll be busy no matter what."

Lynn Hawkins, of Fort Worth, is looking to supplement her income with a second job.

"Times are tough. I'm single -- got a couple of kids -- I need some more money," said Hawkins, who is already a loyal Sam Moon shopper. "What's more fun than selling accessories to people? So, I'll probably spend some of my paycheck here."

"We have had a great turnout," said Moon. "We have so many more people than we expected."

The job fair continues Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Most of those hired will start May 2, just days before the doors open to the public on Friday, May 8.

Sam Moon's Fort Worth store is the company's third location in North Texas.
 

Sam Moon Center Fort Worth expects to hire about 35 to 40 people, including assistant store managers and sales associates. About 350 people applied for jobs Tuesday. The turnout at Tuesday's job fair surprised the hiring managers.

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