In anticipation of an increase in the number of holiday packages that U.S. consumers expect to ship this year, parcel-delivery giant UPS says it plans on hiring 55,000 seasonal workers to help keep pace with demand.
The shipping company anticipates delivering more than 120 million packages worldwide this... Read More »
In recent weeks, many chain retailers have announced plans to hire hundreds or thousands of workers for the holiday shopping season. With the nation's economic recovery still uncertain, however, smaller employers, aren't as willing to commit to seasonal hiring.
Lack of confidence that holiday sales will be... Read More »
By Brent Rasmussen, President, CareerBuilder N.A.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it brings the possibility of temporary opportunities for job seekers. With consumer confidence falling in October*, retailers expect seasonal hiring to be relatively on par with last year's numbers.... Read More »
By Damian Ghigliotty and Julie Steinberg
Santa is feeling generous about retail holiday jobs this season, but slightly less giving than last year.
The retail sector plans to add about 600,000 seasonal staffers between October and early January, down from 627,600 last year, said John Challenger, chief... Read More »
The U.S. economy may be in the doldrums, but FedEx is expecting an upbeat holiday season this year thanks to an increase in the number of consumers shopping online.
Compared to last year, the world's largest express delivery company said it anticipates a 12 percent rise in the number of packages it will... Read More »
By Tony Morrison
'Tis the season to be... hired?
It's already October and we all know what that means: leaves changing colors, daylight savings, and the beginning of back-to-back holidays.
Whether you trick-or-treat, serve turkey, light the menorah, or chop down your own Christmas tree, there is a... Read More »
With December's holidays right around the corner, many Americans' minds are on shopping. A new poll finds, however, that a significant number of them will be taking on second jobs to help with holiday purchases because of the tough economy.
More than a fifth of adults -- 21 percent -- said they plan to get a... Read More »
More Americans are finding work, partly because of increased hiring for the holiday sales season, a new poll finds.
The rate of joblessness as measured by Gallup fell to 8.3 percent in mid-October, down sharply from 8.7 percent at the end of September and 9.2 percent at August's end, the polling organization... Read More »
Each year, hundreds of thousands of temporary workers are hired by retailers to handle the demands of the holiday season. The number of seasonal workers added is considered a bellwether for the economy. This season, the projected number of additional hires is unchanged from last year and sales are forecast to... Read More »
Job seekers, get out your seasonal cookie cutters and hunt down some eggnog, it's time to prepare for the holidays.
OK, so maybe it's a little early for the festive cookies and cocktails, but if you plan on looking for work during the holiday season, it's high time you started preparing. Read More »
Kohl's plans to hire more than 40,000 seasonal workers in anticipation of the holiday shopping season, the Wisconsin-based retail chain said Tuesday.
In a statement, the company said its plans mirror those of last year, when Kohl's hired an average of 35 employees for each of its department stores. The... Read More »
Seasonal hiring will be the same if not worse than last year. That was the not so festive forecast from the employment services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas last week. And it's not surprising with our currently drab consumer climate. The U.S. Commerce Department recently reported anemic retail sales... Read More »
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Jobless workers who had hoped the coming holiday selling season might result in at least some temporary employment may find little to be merry about.
The latest forecast from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that seasonal hiring will be no better than it was last year, the Chicago-based employment... Read More »
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) -- Families are doing double duty this summer at an Ohio pool with four sets of twins on staff.
The crew at the Bexley Park Pool near Cleveland includes two sets of identical twins: 17-year-olds Anna and Maia Wachter, and 18-year-olds Ariana and Amara Jester. Read More »
By Robert DiGiacomo
With so-called "staycations" common in these sluggish economic times, Las Vegas, Miami and other tourism spots that cater to out-of-town visitors may not be the best bets for summer employment.
Vegas and Miami rank among the worst places to find work, with seven people on average vying... Read More »
Contrary to popular belief, there is a cure for the summertime blues -- especially if you're unemployed. This summer, one in three employers in the hospitality and leisure industry intend to hire more help, according to the latest quarterly Manpower survey. That's far more hiring than any other industry. Read More »
Looking for a summer job? Don't worry, it's not too late! Sure, many already have lined up summer positions -- in fact the number of 16-to-19-year-olds who were employed in May increased by 71,000 from the previous year. But that's a good sign: It means there's increased demand. Read More »
Even though the economy is improving, the job market still is going to be tight this summer for those looking for seasonal work. According to CareerBuilder's annual Summer Job Forecast, about one-in-five employers (21 percent) reported that they plan to hire seasonal workers this summer, which is about on par... Read More »
Faced with the prospect of hanging out with friends and catching some rays or spending all day hunched over a cash register or computer, most teens and twenty somethings would likely choose the lounging around.
But the time spent working a summer job -- even at entry-level -- can be a valuable stepping... Read More »