Large retailers are gearing up to hire throngs of seasonal workers to help with the increased customer traffic many expect for the holidays. They include Kohl's Corp., the nation's third-largest retailer, which plans to fill nearly 52,700 seasonal jobs at its 1,134 stores, as well as at its distribution... Read More »
For many weary out-of-work Americans, the upcoming holiday season brings the potential for much-needed seasonal jobs.
Employment-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas forecasts retail payrolls to increase by 700,000 during the final three months of 2012, up from the 660,200 seasonal jobs added... Read More »
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. Read More »
One of the disadvantages to most part-time jobs is the lack of benefits. But Starbucks Corp. doesn't discriminate, providing the ubiquitous coffee chain's 95,000 part-timers with full health insurance benefits.
For many who lost full-time jobs during the Great Recession and got part-time gigs at Starbucks,... Read More »
(Reuters) -- Walmart Stores Inc. plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees to work at its Walmart stores in the United States, slightly more than it did last year, as it gets ready for the winter holiday season, its busiest time of year.
The world's largest retailer also said on Friday that it would... Read More »
Department store operator Kohl's Corp said it would ramp up holiday hiring by more than 10 percent from last year to support its business in stores and online. Read More »
By Christina Cheddar Berk
Retailers are looking to staff up ahead of the holiday shopping season, according to the findings of a recent survey that suggests that the industry is betting on stronger sales this year.
The majority of retailers surveyed by consulting firm Hay Group said they are planning to... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you took a summer job to make a little extra cash but figured once fall began you'd be done with it, consider this: That summer job just might be your ticket to full-time work. Employers take less risk in hiring you for the summer, but can see how reliable you are for more permanent... Read More »
By Brittany Hurban
Teens might think their summer break is the perfect time to sleep-in, hit the pool and hang out with friends, but parents probably have a different image of how their kids should fill the time: a summer job.
Summer jobs allow teenagers to dip their toes into the working world, earn a... Read More »
As the days get longer and the weather warmer, many yearn to leave the constraints of their offices or cubicles and enjoy the outdoors. But if you're unemployed during the summer months, chances are you'd be happy to trade in the open spaces for the office. Read More »
President Obama plans to unveil a summer-jobs initiative Thursday to help create more employment opportunities for youth in the face of congressional inaction on the president's signature job-creation legislation.
In a statement, the White House says that the federal government is working with the private... Read More »
By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder
For workers willing to put in the hours, the holiday season can be one of the most profitable times of the year. Check out these seven jobs and what you could earn from them: Read More »
By Elise Oras
For many people, the Christmas season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. From the twinkle of lights and sparkle of tinsel, to exchanging gifts and spending time with loved ones, it's easy to get caught up in the magic.
But, the magic of Christmas does not just happen on its own.... Read More »
U.S. consumers are spending more liberally this holiday season and retailers have taken notice, hiring more seasonal workers to help keep pace with demand, new analysis of November jobs data shows.
Holiday retailer hiring surged last month by 423,500 jobs, the largest gain since 2007 when 465,400 workers... Read More »
Santa Claus had an accident as he descended by rope into the food court of Florida's Palm Beach Gardens mall. His fake beard became tangled in the rappelling gear, reports the Miami Herald, and for a wrenchingly long time he wriggled furiously to free himself. To distract the crowd, an assistant below led them... Read More »
Black Friday, the day that strikes terror into the hearts of retail employees across the nation, is upon us again, with its deep discounts, midnight store openings and lines of panting bargain-hunters poised to be the first through the door -- and to the cash register. So what's it like to work in a retail... Read More »
By Steve Karnowski, Margery Beck and Anne D'Innocenzio
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Count your blessings, then get to work.
That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier.... Read More »
Holiday traditions are varied and numerous, but there is one year-end custom that has become a standard practice in this country, at least in the retail sector: the seasonal job.
The many job hunters considering seasonal work this year may want to supplement an existing (and diminishing) income, while others... Read More »
By Sean Weinberg
Whether you wrapped presents in the mall or were a lifeguard last summer, you probably have worked at least one seasonal position in your career.
Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, make some extra cash, and close large gaps in employment.
But what happens when it's time to... Read More »
By Elise Oras
With the holiday season just around the corner, companies are hiring seasonal employees to help handle the overload of customers. Besides adding extra cash to your wallet, seasonal work can have extra benefits like acquiring professional references, gaining experience in a different field, and... Read More »