Toys R Us To Add 45,000 Seasonal Hires

Toys R Us hiring seasonal

Toys R Us Inc said it will hire 45,000 seasonal employees across the United States to cope with the upcoming holiday season. The toy store hired about 40,000 seasonal workers last year, roughly 15 percent of whom were kept on after the period ended.

Last week, Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it planned to hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees to work at its Walmart stores in the United States, slightly more than last year, while department store operator Kohl's Corp said it would hire 52,700 people, or 10 percent more than last year.

The increase in hiring comes as shoppers continue to spend more in stores than they did a year ago, helped by the gradually improving economy.

While the number of seasonal jobs added this year is likely to be slightly higher than a year ago, it will still trail levels seen before the recession, as retailers exercise caution when it comes to hiring, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

"Look for many to start at last year's levels and hire additional workers only if strong sales early in the season warrant it," John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said on Monday.

Challenger's firm expects the number of seasonal retail jobs this holiday season could approach 700,000, up from 2011, when chains added just over 660,000 seasonal staffers.

Back in 2006, retailers added nearly 747,000 seasonal staffers, while in 1999 nearly 850,000 workers joined the seasonal ranks, Challenger said.

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Research firm ShopperTrak this month forecast U.S. retail sales would rise 3.3 percent this holiday season, while consulting firm Kurt Salmon expects a 4.2 percent increase.

Retailers typically add staff in the weeks leading up to the holidays to work in stores and to help in other areas, such as distribution and fulfilling online orders.

Some of the increase arises from a need for more staff at the retailers' distribution centers to help quickly deliver online orders and compete with online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc.

Not all retailers are adding a greater amount of seasonal staff. Target Corp (TGT.N) plans to hire about 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal employees for its stores and distribution centers. While Target plans to hire fewer than the 92,000 it brought on in 2011, it said that 30 percent of those who were hired to work during last year's holiday season were then given year-round positions.


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October 12 2012 at 3:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BABIN

This is not create from Obama or any president in the past 32 years, this is created from people who run this system from behind scene, and bought both parties and any president...and by the way why in God sake can be someone from regular peoples for president and why always in power still only two parties why not third one...fourth one...and so on...

September 26 2012 at 3:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tpphoto

boy... this is really going to irritate Republicans who prefer the higher unemployment rate.

September 26 2012 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BeagleDawg

TYPICAL OF THE JOBS THAT OBAMA HAS CREATED. LOW PAYING SERVICE JOBS WITH NO FUTURE. WE DON'T NEED FOURMORE YEARS OF THE SAME.

September 26 2012 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BeagleDawg

TYPICAL OF THE JOBS THAT OBAMA HAS CREATED. LOW PAYING SERVICE JOBS WITH NO FUTURE. WE DON'T NEED FOURMORE YEARS OF THE SAME.

September 26 2012 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BeagleDawg

TYPICAL OF THE JOBS THAT OBAMA HAS CREATED. LOW PAYING SERVICE JOBS WITH NO FUTURE. WE DON'T NEED FOURMORE YEARS OF THE SAME.

September 26 2012 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jolanta Zielinski

I read few negative comments which hit my nerves,sure its better to just seat and be bitter,seasonal job is good if you want to do something in order to earn your money- that's how my daughter got her permanent job at Macy's,they do keep positive and energetic people who are eager to learn and work after the season is over.

September 26 2012 at 1:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Casey Stellar

Toys 'R' Us isn't one of them. Trust me I know. The pay isn't high schooler worthy.

September 26 2012 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patricia,,,,,

Big deal all the major big greedy store are hiring for the Christmas season nothing new....It happens every year... Probably this year there will be even more of the greedy A**holes open on Thanksgiving and Christmas... That's so sad... and even sadder that people will shop on those days to...

September 26 2012 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patricia,,,,,

Big deal all the major big greedy store are hiring for the Christmas season nothing new....It happens every year... Probably this year there will be even more of the greedy A**holes open on Thanksgiving and Christmas... That's so sad... and even sadder that people will shop on those days to...

September 26 2012 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
malcolm

Yeah those Evil Corps hiring people in order to let them go right when their credit card bills arrive in February for commercialized Christmas.

September 26 2012 at 12:55 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Judith

Seems to me that the thing to do would be to get one of those seasonal jobs instead of sitting home on your duff doing nothing but complaining that there are no jobs. And the smart thing to do would be to not use your credit cards so as to avoid contributing to the commercialization of christmas - makes perfect sense to me: Get a job even if only seasonal, don't use your credit cards, and there won't be any credit card bill when your seasonal job comes to a close as you knew it would in the first place.

September 26 2012 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Judith

Seems to me that the thing to do would be to get one of those seasonal jobs instead of sitting home on your duff doing nothing but complaining that there are no jobs. And the smart thing to do would be to not use your credit cards so as to avoid contributing to the commercialization of christmas - makes perfect sense to me: Get a job even if only seasonal, don't use your credit cards, and there won't be any credit card bill when your seasonal job comes to a close as you knew it would in the first place.

September 26 2012 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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