Seasonal Hiring

  • 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? Continue Reading

  • Amazon to Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers

    Amazon to Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers

    Hiring is a 40 percent increase from last year.

    Amazon has announced is seasonal hiring plans. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

    Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

    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... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

    Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

    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... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Hiring: Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    Seasonal Hiring: Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    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... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Hiring Booming: Retailers Hiring Holiday Help Now

    Seasonal Hiring Booming: Retailers Hiring Holiday Help Now

    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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Turn Seasonal Temp Work Into A Full-Time Job: 4 Tips

    Turn Seasonal Temp Work Into A Full-Time Job: 4 Tips

    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... Continue Reading

  • Target Hiring Fewer Seasonal Workers This Year

    Target Hiring Fewer Seasonal Workers This Year

    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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

    Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

    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... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    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... Continue Reading

  • Toys R Us To Add 45,000 Seasonal Hires

    Toys R Us To Add 45,000 Seasonal Hires

    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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • UPS Hiring 55,000 To Aid Holiday Deliveries

    UPS Hiring 55,000 To Aid Holiday Deliveries

    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... Continue Reading

  • Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

    Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

    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... Continue Reading

  • Poll Shows October Jobless Rate 'Down Sharply' Compared To September

    Poll Shows October Jobless Rate 'Down Sharply' Compared To September

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies Hiring For The Holidays 2011

    Companies Hiring For The Holidays 2011

    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. Continue Reading

  • Best Buy Slashes Amount of Seasonal Hires

    Best Buy Slashes Amount of Seasonal Hires

    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... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Jobs: Who's Hiring For The Holidays?

    Seasonal Jobs: Who's Hiring For The Holidays?

    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... Continue Reading