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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
(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 »
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 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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »