Office Depot, Inc. to Gear up for Back-to-School by Hiring 8,000 Associates

33 Percent Increase from 2015 in Seasonal Hires

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading global provider of office
products, services, and solutions
, through its Office Depot and
OfficeMax brands, today announced plans to hire 8,000 seasonal and
regular retail associates during its busy back-to-school season.

The seasonal associates help support the increased customer traffic from
parents, students and teachers shopping for all of their school supply
needs. Office Depot is gearing up with additional sales consultants,
stock associates, and cashiers during the peak months of July, August
and September.

The positions provide opportunities for seasonal associates to gain
entry-level experience while working in a retail store. Sales
consultants should possess a passion for selling in a personalized sales
and customer centric environment.

“As we gear up for the busy back-to-school season, hiring additional
associates in our retail stores is essential so that we provide our
customers with a great shopping experience. These opportunities are
ideal for smiling, friendly candidates who enjoy working with people,
possess a passion for selling, and thrive in a fast-paced sales
environment,” said Lynn Gross, vice president of human resources for
retail at Office Depot, Inc.

In 2016, Office Depot will hire 33 percent more seasonal back-to-school
associates compared to 2015 – an increase of 2,000 more associates.

“We’re looking forward to bringing in more associates this year to
ensure our customers get the best, personal service to fulfill their
back-to-school shopping needs,” said Gross.

Seasonal and regular associates receive a 10 percent employee discount
and a flexible schedule. Seasonal associates also have the potential to
transition from a seasonal to regular position should openings become
available.

To find out more and apply, visit jobs.officedepot.com/school,
stop by the nearest Office Depot or OfficeMax retail store, or attend a
job hiring event being held in stores nationwide, July 12-14 from 3 p.m.
– 8 p.m.

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services,
and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office,
home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work
better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more
productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print
and document services, business services, facilities products,
furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs
approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in
59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning
e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization
– all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations,
franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under
several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy,
and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include
TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select
Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found
at: http://news.officedepot.com.

Contacts

Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com