L.L. Bean Inc. said it plans to hire roughly 30 to 40 seasonal workers for its Freeport flagship store and outlet center as it prepares for the summer tourist season.

The outdoor gear and clothing company said the total number of workers to be hired will depend on the number of people it rehires from past employment at the company.

The company is seeking people for overnight shifts that occur between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., as well as cashiers and sales positions in the camping, travel, men’s and women’s departments, according to job advertisements in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

L.L. Bean said the ramp-up in employment is typical for this time of year and mirrors hiring done last year. Training classes will begin in May and June.

The Freeport-based company previously said it will add 100 jobs to its staff of 5,100 full- and part-time workers as it strengthens its information technology systems and adds four new stores.

For its most recent fiscal year, L.L. Bean said it had record profits and a 3 percent increase in revenue. It also gave its employees 8 percent bonuses and announced plans for a $100 million investment to improve and expand its online and retail operations.

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