JC Penney Will Keep Doors Open For Holidays

In this Dec. 9, 2011 photo released by Westcom Electronics, a Christmas pine tree made of unusable cellphones is lit up in front of the electronic store in My Tho, Tien Giang province, Vietnam. The store is ringing in Christmas with the 15-foot tree made of more than 2,500 unusable cellphones. Store manager Nguyen Trai said 10 workers spent two weeks building the cellular Christmas tree. (AP Photo/Westcom Electronics)

In this Dec. 9, 2011 photo released by Westcom Electronics, a Christmas pine tree made of unusable cellphones is lit up in front of the electronic store in My Tho, Tien Giang province, Vietnam. The store is ringing in Christmas with the 15-foot tree made of more than 2,500 unusable cellphones. Store manager Nguyen Trai said 10 workers spent two weeks building the cellular Christmas tree. (AP Photo/Westcom Electronics)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-One department store will keep its doors open longer to kick off the holiday shopping season.

J.C. Penney will open most of its stores at 8 p.m.last year, the store was one of the last to open not until Friday morning.

Executive Vice President of the store Tony Bartlett said shoppers can take advantage of better deals this year.

35,000 seasonal workers will be hired. Nearly 50% higher than last year.


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