THE BRONX - Unemployed Bronx residents are hoping holiday season hiring will help boost their income over the coming months.

Toys R Us recently announced that they will be hiring 45,000 additional employees across the U.S. during the holiday season. Target also plans on hiring 70,000 employees for temporary work. There are three Toys R Us and two Target locations in the Bronx.

Those looking for work can also contact groups such as Bronx Works and the city’s Workforce One.

The jobs generally last from Oct. 1 until Dec. 31.

According to the state’s Department of Labor, the Bronx has the highest rate of unemployment.