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Recruiter Interview – Toni Cirminiello

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What company do you work for?

The Children’s Place

What type of recruiting do you do?

Direct Employer

Tell us a little about yourself.

I started my career in Product Development and always enjoyed hiring, managing and training people. I had a strong interest in the Human Resources side of being a people manager and was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to move into a recruiting role. I have been recruiting for 12 years. Coming from the business side and being a hiring manager for many years I have a transferable skill set that I use everyday in recruiting.

Tell us about your company.

Since opening in 1969, The Children’s Place has grown to become America’s largest kids’ specialty retailer and the fashion authority in quality children’s clothing, accessories, and shoes.

What makes this PLACE an industry leader?

Our Leaders

Our Competencies​

Our Product​

Our Policies

Our Philanthropic Commitments

Why would a fashion industry job seeker want to work at/with your company?

As America’s largest kids’ specialty retailer, TCP’s #1 priority is product! Our teams work cross-functionally so that we have the right product, in the right channels of distribution, at the right time. This includes apparel, accessories, and footwear so Mom can quickly and easily dress her child in head-to-toe trends.

Our business transformation through technology initiative has two key components: inventory management and digital transformation. The tools associated with these initiatives are helping us ensure our channels have the right quantities of product allocated in the right places at the right time.

In addition to our TCP brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce, our international and wholesale points of distribution are expanding. Our international expansion program has grown with franchise partners (including stores, shop-in-shops, e-commerce sites), and our wholesale business continues to grow with our Amazon relationship.

We continually evaluate our store fleet to ensure we are operating at maximum productivity. Through fiscal year 2020, we plan to have closed approximately 300 stores in total.

Without talent, our strategic initiatives would not be possible. Our talent ultimately defines our success and, over the past several years, we have built a best-in-class team.​

TCP’s commitment to operational excellence is the foundation of these strategic initiatives, and includes disciplined expense management and a focus on improving our global omni-channel operations.

Tell us about the hiring process at your company.

We have a team of specialized recruiters that partner with the business to ensure we are hiring the best talent and providing a best in class candidate experience.

What types of fashion industry positions do you recruit for?

Design, Sourcing, Merchandising, Digital & Creative Marketing

What advice do you have for younger job seekers?

Follow your passion and the perfect job is out there!

What advice do you have for older job seekers?

Follow your passion and the right position is out there!


I started my career in Product Development and always enjoyed hiring, managing and training people. I had a strong interest in the Human Resources side of being a people manager and was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to move into a recruiting role. I have been recruiting for 12 years. Coming from the business side and being a hiring manager for many years I have a transferable skill set that I use everyday in recruiting.

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