Tag: seasonal jobs

  • 20 Companies Hiring In July

    20 Companies Hiring In July

    Summer job market may be competitive, but these employers are hiring. Continue Reading

  • March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

    March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

    Jin Lee/Bloomberg 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... Continue Reading

  • Home Depot To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers This Year

    Home Depot To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers This Year

    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. Continue Reading

  • Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

    Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

    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... 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

  • Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

    Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

    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... Continue Reading

  • 14 Companies Hiring Big

    14 Companies Hiring Big

    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.... Continue Reading

  • Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

    Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

    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... Continue Reading

  • UPS To Hire 55,000 Seasonal Workers

    UPS To Hire 55,000 Seasonal Workers

    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... 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

  • FedEx To Add 20,000 Seasonal Workers

    FedEx To Add 20,000 Seasonal Workers

    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... 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

  • The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

    The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

    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... 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

  • Kohl's Holiday Hiring Plans: Will Add 52,700 Seasonal Workers

    Kohl's Holiday Hiring Plans: Will Add 52,700 Seasonal Workers

    Department store operator Kohl's Corp said it would ramp up holiday hiring by more than 10 percent from last year to support its business in stores and online. 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

  • No More Unemployment Checks For Seasonal Workers

    No More Unemployment Checks For Seasonal Workers

    By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Should seasonal workers be allowed to collect unemployment checks in their downtime? A growing number of states are saying no. Continue Reading

  • Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

    Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

    As the days get longer and the weather warmer, many yearn to leave the constraints of their offices or cubicles and enjoy the outdoors. But if you're unemployed during the summer months, chances are you'd be happy to trade in the open spaces for the office. Continue Reading

  • Home Depot To Hire 70,000 Workers For Spring

    Home Depot To Hire 70,000 Workers For Spring

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. said Thursday that it will hire 70,000 seasonal workers for the spring season, its biggest season. Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Benefit Applications Jump To 399,000

    Unemployment Benefit Applications Jump To 399,000

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- Applications for weekly unemployment benefits spiked last week, largely because companies let go of thousands of workers after the holiday season. Weekly applications rose by 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 399,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's... Continue Reading

  • What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

    What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

    By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder For workers willing to put in the hours, the holiday season can be one of the most profitable times of the year. Check out these seven jobs and what you could earn from them: Continue Reading