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GameStop Increases Seasonal Hiring Efforts for Holiday 2014

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GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, today announced plans to hire approximately 25,000 employees nationwide as the company prepares for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

This year’s total number of seasonal hires is approximately 47% higher when compared to the same period in 2013, reflecting the current strength of GameStop’s business. The increase also represents GameStop’s continued focus on providing customers exceptional service as the retailer prepares for a holiday season full of great new video games for Microsoft’s Xbox One, the Nintendo Wii U and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Additionally, Cricket Wireless’s no-annual contract service will be available in 2,800 GameStop U.S. locations and GameStop’s consumer electronics re-commerce business is expected to be in demand as customers look to trade-in their pre-owned devices in order to trade up to the new Apple iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus smartphone.

“Providing exceptional customer service is the cornerstone of our brand’s promise to make our customers’ favorite technologies affordable and simple,” said Mike Buskey, senior vice president of Human Resources for GameStop. “To deliver on this promise, we are increasing our seasonal hiring efforts this year to ensure our stores, distribution centers and refurbishment operation center are appropriately staffed to meet the customer demand we expect to receive during the holidays.”

In order to manage the breadth of anticipated holiday activity, GameStop is currently recruiting for in-store Game Advisors, as well as approximately 250 consumer electronic technicians within its refurbishment operation center (ROC), and warehouse personnel for the company’s two distribution centers based in Grapevine, Texas and Louisville, Ky.

GameStop’s recruiting efforts for identifying and hiring talented, hardworking and passionate employees for this holiday season are scheduled to begin in the next few days, and continue until the middle of October. Interested applicants should visit GameStop Careers, the career’s section on GameStop’s corporate website, or check out the company’s recruiting efforts on Facebook and Twitter for a full list of available jobs, descriptions, qualifications and application details.

Seasonal jobs will begin October 6th, 2014 and run through January 9th, 2015, offering employees part-time, flexible work schedules during the week which include the potential for up to 10-15 hours of work weeknights, weekends and days. In addition, all seasonal hires will receive a 15% discount off select merchandise purchases at GameStop stores as well as online.

About GameStop Corp.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) , a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 6,600 stores across 15 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and www.buymytronics.com, an online consumer electronics trade-in platform. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes our Simply Mac, Spring Mobile and Cricket stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 33 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com, sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 238 AT&T branded stores. Cricket Wireless, www.cricketwireless.com, is a new AT&T brand offering pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories. We operate 48 Cricket stores in select markets throughout the United States.

General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.

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