By Jason Lange
WASHINGTON -- American employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, a sign that Washington's austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy.
The economy added just 88,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate ticked a tenth of a point lower to 7.6... Read More »
Home Depot Inc. said it will hire 10,000 additional seasonal workers for its key spring selling season as it sees higher sales growth during the period. The home-improvement retailer said it will hire 80,000 seasonal workers this year, 14 percent more than it hired last year. Read More »
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 »
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 »
Seasonal jobs can be a good way for students to earn money while on break from their studies. But for many adults, including parents and retirees, temporary jobs are a reliable source of much-needed extra income during the holiday season.
Seasonal job seekers will find it a bit easier this year than last... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
The end of the year is often a quieter time for companies. Doors close for the holidays, workers take time off for vacation and hiring sometimes slows. Yet not every company is halting its hiring plans until the new year and some are even looking to hire a large amount of workers.... Read More »
Like many part-time employees, Bintou Kamara would like to work more hours. Employed as a cashier at a flagship Ambercrombie & Fitch store in midtown Manhattan, Kamara, 22, says that she works as few as five hours a week and is paid $9 an hour.
Kamara's predicament is made all the more difficult by a... Read More »
NEW YORK -- UPS expects to deliver 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, surpassing last year's record high by 10 percent.
The world's largest package delivery company estimates 28 million of those will be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 20 -- projected to be the busiest day of the... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Employees at Walmart, the world's largest retailer, are striking for the first time in 50 years. It's hard to believe it took so long. Walmart Stores Inc. is a massive corporation, yet many workers receive low wages and are denied benefits.
But a couple of big myths about retail workers keep the public from... 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 »