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The Carle Place-based company is doing seasonal hiring around the country - largely to grow its food business.

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1-800-Flowers is planning on going on a seasonal hiring spree, in anticipation of sales for brands such as Harry & David.

Photo by: Harry & David

It looks like Harry, David and Cheryl will be geting some more company. A lot more company.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. plans to hire more than 8,000 workers , quadrupling its work force, for jobs at its food brands for the holiday season.

The Carle Place-based company said it plans to do the seasonal hiring “ahead of the busiest gift-giving period of the year.” They don't mean Halloween.

It’s currently hiring for seasonal jobs at Harry & DavidCheryl's Cookies and The Popcorn Factory. said it's offering “competitive wages, flexible schedules and robust incentive programs.”

Throw in gift card drawings, raffles, product giveaways, referral bonuses and employee discounts.

“We are deeply focused on providing a best-in-class experience to our customers, and we count on our seasonal associates to play an incredibly valuable role," Maureen Paradine, senior vice president in charge of human resources, said in a written statement. "In this highly competitive job market, we're offering qualified candidates some terrific incentives to join our team.”

Seasonal jobs include full-time and part-time work in production, gift assembly, retail, call centers, distribution and fulfillment center operations among others.

Even though the company is based on Long Island said “the majority” of these jobs are in Illinois, Ohio and Oregon.

“Seasonal associates may be considered for permanent positions once the holiday season concludes," according to the company.

Interested candidates can learn more and apply for positions online at