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This Is The 'Harvard Of Santa Schools,' Where The Absolute Best Santas Go To Train For The Holiday Season

This Is The 'Harvard Of Santa Schools,' Where The Absolute Best Santas Go To Train For The Holiday Season

Not all Santas are treated equally

The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School is the Harvard of Santa schools. Read More »

12 Companies Hiring For The Holidays

12 Companies Hiring For The Holidays

Four in ten retail managers say they plan to hire for holidays

Holiday season means gifts and seasonal jobs. A survey from CareerBuilder finds 39 percent of retail bosses plan to hire this season. So where are the jobs? Read More »

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

They show up each year in malls and department stores like clockwork, seemingly eager to hear every child's Christmas wish list and pose, broadly smiling for photos. And, of course, there's that unmistakably hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" that signals that the holiday season -- and Santa Claus, himself -- has... Read More »

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Conventional wisdom holds that job searching during the holidays is a huge waste of time. Employers simply don't hire this time of year, the thinking goes, so those in the job market often take December off, resolving to start fresh in the new year. But waiting may not be wise. A recent survey of executive... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Companies Hiring In Large Volume

Companies Hiring In Large Volume

By John Smith, senior vice president of enterprise sales at CareerBuilder December often becomes a transition month for job seekers. As the busy holiday season approaches, calendars get filled with parties. Relatives come into town for a visit. Children have a few weeks off from school and need to be... 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 »

Turn That Seasonal Job Into A Full-Time Gig

Turn That Seasonal Job Into A Full-Time Gig

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 »

Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

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 »

Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

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 »

Holiday Hires At Retailers

Holiday Hires At Retailers

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 »

Ho Ho Ho? Why Seasonal Employment is A-OK

Ho Ho Ho? Why Seasonal Employment is A-OK

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 »

The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

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 »

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