As the holiday season approaches, many companies are in need of temporary employees. Although these jobs are generally considered temporary, some retailers say jobs positions could lead into permanent positions.
Here is a look at who is hiring:
Electronic retailer Best Buy said it will hire an unspecified number of temporary employees for the holidays. The company will host job fairs in nearly a dozen cities on Oct. 10. Also, the retailer will have on-site job interviews on Oct. 10 and 11 nationwide. To reserve a spot for an interview, click here.
Best Buy said that 30 percent of its full-time employees began as seasonal workers.
Dick's Sporting Goods
Taking a page from the sports world, Dick’s Sporting Goods is hosting a “National Signing Day” on October 16 to fill 8,000 positions nationwide. Dick’s said applicants are encouraged to first apply online at dicks.com/jobs,
Gap has more than 2,000 seasonal positions for this year. To apply, click here.
Kohl's said it plans to hire 90,000 seasonal employees this year. Kohl's said positions are available at 11,000 locations nationwide. For more info, click here.
Macy's said it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal employees this year. Among the more interesting opportunities, the company plans to hire 1,000 people to assist with the company's Thanksgiving Day parade. Macy's also said its hosting on-site interviews on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
The company said that in 2018, 8,000 seasonal employees became permanent workers.
Looking for a more behind the scenes position? Radial is looking to hire 21,000 seasonal employees for the holidays. Radial provides fulfillment and customer care services for retailers nationwide. For more info, click here.
Target will do two rounds of job fairs for potential employees. The first round of job interviews will be from Oct. 11 to 13 and the second from Nov. 2 to 3. Target plans to hire more than 130,000 seasonal employees.
Target says that minimum pay for employees will be $13. For more information, click here.
UPS said it plans on hiring 100,000 people for the holidays. UPS says that nearly one third of its workforce started as seasonal employees. The majority of positions are for package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers. For more info, click here.
1-800 Flowers said it plans to hire 8,000 seasonal employees. For details, click here.