John’s Crazy Socks will hold a recruitment day at the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center on Thursday, September 13 at 1 p.m. “We live in Huntington and our business was born in Huntington, so we want to make sure that residents of Huntington have every opportunity to join our team,” said co-founder Mark X. Cronin.
At the recruitment event, the co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, John Cronin and his Dad, Mark, will present an overview of their business and their mission to spread happiness. They will review their seasonal and permanent opportunities, which include:
- Sock Wranglers – seasonal (pickers in a pick and pack warehouse)
- Happiness Packers – seasonal (packers in a pick and pack warehouse)
- Inventory Ninjas – seasonal
- Data Maven – permanent
- Sockateer – permanent
Full job descriptions can be found on the John’s Crazy Socks website. John’s Crazy Socks will conduct initial interviews onsite with follow up interviews taking place at the company’s office and warehouse in Melville.
We’re spreading happiness and that mission needs to start at home. We want John’s Crazy Socks to be a great place to work. We want you to share in our mission and know how you support our mission and goals. We will provide the support and tools needed so you can excel at your job. We will treat you with dignity and respect and show appreciation for the work you do.
John Cronin said, “I grew up and went to school in Huntington. We started our business in Huntington, so we love it when we can hire people from Huntington.”
John’s Crazy Socks is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Of the 35 current employees, 18 have a differing ability. Mark X. Cronin explained, “Part of our mission is to demonstrate what is possible when you give someone a chance. We focus on what people can do, not what they cannot do. And inclusivity means that everyone contributes to our mission.”
John’s Crazy Socks opened for business on December 9, 2016 in temporary office space in Huntington Village. In that first month, they shipped 452 orders. This year, the company expects to ship over 170,000 orders to every state in the union and over 44 different countries.
“We have become a national company, but we never forget our roots. We are outgrowing our current space in Melville and have begun planning for our next space. We would love to stay in Huntington and, in particular, we would love to find space in Huntington Station so we could become part of the ongoing revitalization of the Station,” said Mark X. Cronin.
John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks, or what he calls his “crazy socks.” We're on a mission to spread happiness.
John’s Crazy Socks is a social enterprise with both a social mission and a business mission. The company is built on four pillars:
- Inspiration and Hope: Showing what is possible when you give a person a chance. We hire people with differing abilities, share videos to show what people can do, host school tours and school groups that come for work experience. We want the world to see what people with differing abilities can do.
- Giving Back: We donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics and raise money through our Sock of the Month Club and charity and awareness socks for our charity partners like the National Down Syndrome Society, the Autism Society of America and the Williams Syndrome Association. We have raised close over $150,000 for our charity partners.
- Socks You Can Love: We have over 2,000 different socks plus a Sock of the Month Club, gift boxes and gift bags.
- Making It Personal: Every package gets a thank you note from John and some candy.
We are an equal opportunity employer and seek to employ people who will help us fulfill our mission to spread happiness. Please see our website for more information about our openings. For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, please visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account or YouTube channel.