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 »
With unemployment hovering around 8 percent, you'd think unemployed workers would be champing at the bit to take a job -- any job. But shipping companies such as UPS Inc. and GSI Commerce Inc. can't find enough workers to staff warehouses in Louisville, Ky., a region with a 7.5 percent jobless... Read More »
Survey after survey is showing that seasonal hiring is on the upswing, the highest its been in years. Now there is even more good news for job hunters: more employers say they are planning to turn seasonal hires to full-time, permanent employees.
CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor, surveyed 2,494 hiring... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
While snow may not yet be falling and decorations may still be in storage, it's time to start thinking about the holidays. Sure, it might be a little too early to adorn your house with tinsel and lights, but if you're a job seeker, it's not too early to begin your seasonal job search.
Some... Read More »
As the holiday grows nearer, more retailers continue to announce hiring plans to fill seasonal jobs. And this year the U.S. could see the most robust hiring its seen in five years, according to a poll of 1,000 hiring managers by Snagajob (via CBS MoneyWatch).
Meanwhile, an annual report from the National... 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 »
The holiday season is just around the corner and that means major retailers and shippers are getting ready to ramp up their holiday hiring, and now is the time to take action to land one of these temp positions.
According to the National Retail Federation, retailers are projected to hire between 585,000 and... Read More »
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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
(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 »
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 »
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 »