Harry & David to hire seasonal employees


Medford-based Harry & David plans to hire about 2,100 seasonal workers to prepare for the busy holiday season.

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Medford-based Harry & David plans to hire about 2,100 seasonal workers to prepare for the busy holiday season.

A late pear harvest has delayed the process slightly, but hiring plans indicate the fruit and gift basket retailer is ramping up for picking, packing and all that goes along with preparing its treats for destinations around the globe.

As if to underline its imminent emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Harry & David has announced plans to add about 700 seasonal production jobs and another 1,400 jobs in its Medford call center.

The company’s packing house is processing the peach harvest and the delayed Comice pear picking will soon get under way, signaling the need for thousands of seasonal employees.

Read more at the Ashland Daily Tidings.

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