The holidays may still be a couple of months away, but one local retailer is already preparing for the busy season.

JCPenney is hiring 1,500 seasonal associates throughout the area, including the location at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance. The company is looking for friendly associates who can work in a variety of customer service positions. Positions are available in all departments and could turn into permanent jobs.

Anyone who is interested can apply online at or in person at the store using the kiosk machine.