It’s that time of year again: Retailers everywhere are begging people to come in and save them from the whirlwind of shoppers that’s about to blow through their stores. And, according to global outplacement and executive coaching firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., retailers will need more help than ever this year.
“Retailers are signaling that there might be high demand for seasonal jobs,” John Challenger, the chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. said in a statement. “The competition among major big-box retailers will incentivize consumers to spend more this holiday season,” Challenger continued. “These stores will need to add staff in order to meet demand.”
According to the National Retail Federation, the holidays account for 20 percent of the retailing industry’s annual sales, which is why retailers are going to need all the help they can get. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on a computer and apply or walk-in and fill out an application for one (or all) of the following companies.
1-800-Flowers is hiring 8,000 associates, via the job-search website Monster, for positions across its gourmet food brands, including Chery’s Cookies, Harry & David, and The Popcorn Factory. The majority of 1-800-Flower’s seasonal positions are based in Illinois, Ohio, and Oregon. Part-time and full-time positions are available in gift assembly, production, retail, distribution, fulfillment, and customer service.
Amazon is hiring
Joann Fabric is hiring
Joann Fabric & Craft Store
Wouldn’t it be cool to work at Joann’s? All the fabric you could ever want right at your fingertips. According to an October press release, Joann’s will be hiring 12,000 seasonal workers across 869 stores.
Target is hiring
Target will be hiring 100,000 team members across 1,816 stores. And, as a holiday bonus, Target said it plans to raise its minimum hourly wage to $11 in October.
UPS is hiring
UPS is expecting to hire 95,000 seasonal employees to work from November to January 2018. If you’re hoping for a permanent, full-time position, UPS usually moves its seasonal workers into permanent positions within the company by the end of their contract.