Most retailers hire extra help for the holidays and a seasonal job can be a great way to earn extra money, get a store discount, and to supplement your income if your paycheck isn't making ends meet or you're running out of unemployment. The hours are flexible and there are plenty of job openings.
SimplyHired's Employment Outlook Report shows that retailers are already beginning to hire seasonal help ahead of the holiday shopping season.
In August, retail industry job growth increased by 11.6% and retail salesperson job openings increased by 10.3%. Retail companies, including Macy's, Ross Stores and Sears were among the nation's top employers last month. Best Buy had 13,690 jobs listed and Toys 'R Us wasn't far behind with 11,734 openings.
Macy's had over one thousand job listings posted in the NY metro area alone. Dick's Sporting Goods had 484 jobs posted in Pittsburgh and Amazon listed 965 jobs. This hiring trend is going to increase as we head into fall and holiday hiring gears up.
If you're looking for a seasonal job (and remember temp jobs can turn into permanent positions) don't wait to start a job search. You can find jobs to apply for quickly and simply. For example, SimplyHired has a retail jobs category where you can search specifically for retail positions in the location where you want to work.
Here's more on holiday season jobs and how to find them.
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