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 »
Since its inception in 1986, the holiday commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. has steadily gained acceptance among employers, who increasingly have added the holiday to the list of paid days off.
Still, though the ranks of businesses that honor the King holiday have grown, a greater number of... Read More »
Each year the nation's retailers hang out the "Help Wanted" sign in anticipation of a pick up in sales driven by holiday purchases. Despite the languid recovery, this year is no exception.
In October, considered the first month for holiday hiring, retailers added 141,500 jobs -- nearly on par with the number... Read More »
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 »
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 »
The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means it's time to start making your holiday gift lists. While finding the perfect gift for your Great Aunt Betty is always a challenge, some people get the most stressed out during the holidays trying to decide how to handle gift giving in the workplace. Do you... Read More »
By Amy Bell
While most of us look forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation over the holidays, some ambitious professionals live to work during Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even New Year's.
So, are these people officially insane are they just gluttons for punishment? Believe it or not, the... Read More »