HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association for Business Resources selected Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) as one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” for the sixth consecutive year.

Each year, the list recognizes companies that uphold exceptional practices in human resource and show extraordinary commitment to employees. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores excelled in multiple categories, solidifying its place as one of the best companies to work for in the Chicagoland area.

“We’re honored to be recognized for the sixth year as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” said Will Powell, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., based in Hoffman Estates.  “Many thanks to all our teammates that made this accomplishment possible. It is their passion, commitment and hard work that makes this a great place to work”.

A combination of factors, including employee education, communication, diversity, retention and work-life balance, determine the National Association for Business Resources’ “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.” Participating companies and their employees were surveyed and evaluated on the workplace environment.

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2018 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of B&B Programs. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

The complete ranking can be found online at http://101bestandbrightest.com/. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) is an independent national retailer, with a license to use the Sears brand name, primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware.  As of May 5, 2018, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 882 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provide consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Operating through two segments—the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment—Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer franchise and dealership opportunities focused on selling, as applicable, top brand home appliances, hardware, tools, lawn and garden equipment and outlet merchandise. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a store format, visit www.ownasearsstore.com.

For more information, contact Ellie Halter, (847) 945-1300 or ehalter@fishmanpr.com, or visit our corporate website at www.shos.com.