Are you looking for a job? Here are places looking to hire for the holidays.
Are you looking for a new job or seasonal work? Major retailers across the United States have started hiring to keep up with the holiday rush.
Many companies are also offering perks like more pay, bonuses, flexibility and reliable hours during the holidays.
Some retailers are even announcing permanent hiring plans rather than seasonal ones.
However this year, the labor market is starting to cool, and employers are hiring at a slower pace. Global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. predicts retailers will add 410,000 workers during the 2023 holiday season, down from the 680,000 the firm predicted last year.
Here are some of the companies hiring:
1-800-Flowers: The company announced plans to hire more than 8,000 team members nationwide for seasonal and year-round positions across its gourmet foods and gifting brands as it prepares to meet holiday and year-round demand.
Aldi: The supermarket has seasonal job openings available on its website.
Amazon: The company announced that it will hire 250,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees across its warehouses ahead of the holiday season. Seattle-based Amazon said workers can earn an average pay of $20.50 per hour, based on their position and location within the U.S.
Dick's Sporting Goods: The sporting goods retailer is planning on hiring 8,600 seasonal associates. Some of the employee perks include up to 25% discount and flexible schedules.
FedEx: Like in 2022, the company has not announced a hiring target for 2023. However it does have available job listings on its website.
Kohl’s: Kohl's did not announce a hiring target for 2023. However, the company says a seasonal job could turn into a lifelong career. Perks for working at Kohl’s include flexible schedule, weekly pay, and 15% associate discount.
Macy's: The retailer set a target of 38,000 hires for this holiday season, down from 41,000 last year.
Michaels: The crafts retail chain is looking to hire over 15,000 seasonal positions across the U.S. and Canada.
Target: Target announced it wants to hire 100,000 seasonal workers, matching the goal for the last two years.
UPS: Just like in the past two years, the company is looking to hire more than 100,000 essential seasonal employees to support the anticipated annual increase in package volume. The company says that nearly 80% of seasonal positions do not require an interview.
USPS: The United States Postal Service is hiring 10,000 seasonal employees, including mail carriers, mail handlers and drivers. The agency is also hiring for year-round positions, like sales associates.
Walmart: The retailer has not announced how many seasonal workers it plans to hire this year, as it did in past years. The company has said that, like last year, if a store needs additional staffing, it would offer current employees extra hours, before filling roles. Walmart employee perks include health care and college tuition.