Seasonal Jobs

FedEx To Add 20,000 Seasonal Workers

FedEx To Add 20,000 Seasonal Workers

By Lynn Adler FedEx Corp. said Monday it plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers, the same as last year, to handle holiday shipping volume that it expects will be up more than 13 percent. An ongoing increase in e-commerce and last-minute orders amid a slow-growing economy will mean more deliveries for... Read More »

Best Seasonal Jobs for Older Workers

Best Seasonal Jobs for Older Workers

By Caitlin Walsh, TheStreet As the holiday shopping season approaches, retailers hire more seasonal employees to keep up with the crowds. It's not just the traditional sales cashier positions that are in demand; possible holiday jobs include everything from Santa Claus impersonator to home holiday decorator... Read More »

Amazon.com Will Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon.com Will Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees at its fulfillment centers across the U.S., as the company and its rivals gear up for the winter holiday season. Retailers typically add seasonal staff in the weeks leading up to the holiday shopping season to... Read More »

Target Hiring Fewer Seasonal Workers This Year

Target Hiring Fewer Seasonal Workers This Year

Target Corp. says it plans to hire fewer employees for the upcoming holiday season. The Minneapolis-based retailer said Monday that it plans to add 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal workers across the country, down from the 92,000 it hired last year. Read More »

Macy's To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

Macy's To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

Macy's Inc., operator of the Macy's and upscale Bloomingdale's chains, said on Monday it would hire about 80,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, a 2.6 percent increase over last year's levels. Macy's will hire people to work as sales associates, work in store operations positions, at call... Read More »

Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

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 »

Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

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 To Add 45,000 Seasonal Hires

Toys R Us To Add 45,000 Seasonal Hires

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 »

Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

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 »

Walmart's Seasonal Hiring: Plans To Hire More Than 50,000

Walmart's Seasonal Hiring: Plans To Hire More Than 50,000

(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 »

Kohl's Holiday Hiring Plans: Will Add 52,700 Seasonal Workers

Kohl's Holiday Hiring Plans: Will Add 52,700 Seasonal Workers

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 »

Seasonal Hiring: Retailers Ready To Staff Up

Seasonal Hiring: Retailers Ready To Staff Up

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 »

6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

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 »

Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

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 »

Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

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 »

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Youth Find Summer Jobs

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Youth Find Summer Jobs

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 »

What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

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 »

5 Jobs That Make Christmas Magical

5 Jobs That Make Christmas Magical

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 »

Seasonal Hiring Gathered Steam In November

Seasonal Hiring Gathered Steam In November

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 Stunt Lands With A Thud At Mall

Santa Claus Stunt Lands With A Thud At Mall

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 »

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