Picture Perfect: JCPenney Snaps Up Opportunities for Job Seekers With Free Headshot Program

by | Jan 10, 2024

Professional headshots can be a key ingredient for job seekers, particularly those trying to find remote jobs, joining the workforce for the first time, or overcoming resume gaps.

Plano-based retailer JCPenney said it believes that everyone deserves the chance to pursue the career of their dreams and to that end, JCPenney, along with partner JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch, announced Snapshot for Success that kicks off today....

JCPenney’s Refashioned ‘CALWest’ HQ in Plano: The Place to Work, Play, and Ace Pickleball
by | Jul 20, 2023
JCPenney is welcoming back more than 2,000 associates to its 320,000 square foot "CALWest" campus at Legacy West in Plano. To drive a new hybrid work strategy, the refashioned HQ offers "updated workspaces that cultivate a culture of collaboration." Plus pickleball courts, an arcade, a fitness center, a golf simulator, and more. See inside.
Retailer JCPenney Adds Company Veteran to C-Suite as Chief Customer Officer
by | Apr 21, 2023

Plano-based retailer JCPenney has appointed company executive Katie Mullen as chief customer officer.

Previously JCPenney’s chief digital officer, Mullen will continue to oversee the company’s e-commerce strategy and omnichannel development, with an added emphasis on customer marketing, engagement, analytics, and more....

JCPenney Partners with Pet Shelters on ‘Photo Sessions’ for Senior Dog Adoptees
by | Jan 24, 2023
You can't teach an old dog new tricks. But if you make them look their absolute best, you might find them a loving home—and JCPenney is making that happen. Beginning today, the Plano-based company is partnering with pet shelters in 10 U.S. cities to help senior dogs find adoptive homes, by offering photo sessions at JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch.

DI People: JCPenney, Sabre, Toyota Connected, Magellan Health, Sonrava, and Dallas Next Make Moves

by | Aug 12, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from UNT Dallas, 49 Financial, Daseke, Rogers Healy Commercial, CrossFirst Bank, and more.
Consumer Product-Focused Investor Eyes Opportunities in Dallas
by | Apr 26, 2022
Pitted Ventures, a newly formed Utah-based growth capital firm backed by a family of support companies, has tapped a local leader to help it bridge funding gaps for brands while providing wraparound services to help those business grow to the next stage. With Dallas as a hub, it aims to make typical investments of $750K to $1.5M starting this summer.
Why A Payments Platform Moved its Global HQ to Dallas, with Plans to Become a Unicorn
by | Mar 17, 2022
Jordan Olivas moved from Texas to Pakistan to launch QisstPay, a one-click checkout platform. Today it processes about 10% of all e-commerce transactions in that country—and Olivas has moved its global HQ to North Texas.

Qisstpay expects to process more than $1 billion in payments this year. With $15 million raised in October and U.S. expansion underway, the startup is now aiming for another raise. “I want to be a unicorn by the end of 2022,” Olivas told us.