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Report: Fresh & Easy to Expand Work Force

BY CSA STAFF

Phoenix Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market plans to hire 750 additional employees over the next three months as a part of its continued expansion in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.

The company will open its 62nd store in Manhattan Beach, Calif., July 2.

Each store employs about 25 people, with a total of more than 2,100 to date. Officials say they have had more than 13 applications for each job, the report said.

“We’re demonstrating our commitment to be a great place to work, and we’re thrilled about our continued expansion in California, Arizona and Nevada, despite tougher economic times,” said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO, in a statement. “We know our rewards and benefits package is competitive, and our timing is right — we’re creating quality jobs for our employees, right in their neighborhoods, with great opportunity for advancement.”

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Generate names senior vp of integrated sales

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LOS ANGELES Generate, a next-generation entertainment studio that produces premium content targeted at young audiences across all media platforms, announced that Peggy Mansfield has joined the company as senior vp of integrated sales.

In her new role, Mansfield will be responsible for initiating marketing partnerships, soliciting sponsorships and negotiating deals related to development projects, online, television and mobile productions, and live events for Generate.

Mansfield was most recently the associate publisher at Entertainment Weekly responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales development, marketing, events, promotions, research and creative services for the brand’s print and online properties.

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Blockbuster.com to accept PayPal payments

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DALLAS Blockbuster announced that it is now accepting PayPal as a means of making purchases on blockbuster.com and as such is offering PayPal customers $10 cash back for signing up for a new online rental subscription at blockbuster.com through August 31.

Initially, blockbuster.com customers will be able to use PayPal as a payment method for their online movie rental subscriptions, but eventually, they will be able to use PayPal as a payment option for all their other transactions on the site, including purchases of new and previously viewed DVDs, BLOCKBUSTER GiftCards and blockbuster.com gift subscriptions. PayPal will also be a payment option for customers who want to rent or purchase digital movies through blockbuster.com’s movie downloading service, which will be available later this summer.

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