Holiday hiring is in full effect! Employers are starting to announce their hiring plans for the holiday season. Take a look to find out where to start your seasonal job search.
Staying on track with last year’s hiring plans, UPS is preparing for the online shopping rush by hiring between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees. The holiday hires will help handle shipping and deliveries over the course of the holiday season.
A 25 percent jump from last year’s holiday hiring plans, Amazon is making way to hire an astounding 100,000 people. They’ll be hiring across the country to fill positions in their fulfillment and sorting facilities. With that many seasonal positions, the odds are definitely in your favor!
Got an interview already? Check out these Amazon job interview questions.
Kohl’s announced that they will hire 69,000 holiday workers, which is a slight increase from 67,000 last year. New hires will get flexible hours and an employee discount. Pretty convenient for your holiday shopping!
— Life at Kohl's (@KohlsCareers) October 14, 2015
Walmart has announced they will be bringing on 60,000 seasonal associates. Starting pay will be $9 an hour, an increase from the federal minimum wage. The goal being to improve customer service with more registers open, better stocked shelves and faster checkouts.
Those gifts have to arrive on time! FedEx is making sure of it by employing 55,000 workers. The number of projected seasonal employees this year compared to last year is up by 10 percent.
Got an interview already? Prepare with these Macy’s job interview questions.
— Justin Mahmud (@macys_justin) October 13, 2015
Getting a jump start on holiday hiring, hhgregg will bring on 550 new full-time and part-time employees. Obviously less seasonal positions than other employers, but the awesome news is they’re all permanent so you’ll still be working long after the holidays!
To prepare for the busy holiday shopping season, Target announced they will be looking to hire 70,000 holiday associates for the third consecutive year. They will be filling positions in both their stores and warehouses nationwide.
Set on landing a job at Target? Practice nailing the interview with these Target job interview questions.
— AskTarget (@AskTarget) October 16, 2015
GameStop is hiring more than 28,000 part-time seasonal workers. This is a boost compared to the 25,000 holiday hires last year.
Interview already lined up? Get ready with these GameStop job interview questions.
With a slight decrease of about 15 percent, J.C. Penney is looking to employ 30,000 holiday workers for the busy 2015 shopping season.
New to the holiday hiring scene, Kroger has announced plans to bring on seasonal employees. Their goal is to hire 20,000 workers this holiday season.
GAP Inc. is holding a Holiday Hiring Day on October 17th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be looking to fill seasonal positions for all of their brands including Old Navy, Banana Republic, Gap, and Athleta. While a specific number wasn’t announced, last year they hired about 63,000 holiday workers.
— Old Navy Recruiting (@OldNavyCareers) October 15, 2015
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. Nordstrom is preparing by hiring 11,800 seasonal employees, with the possibility of some workers staying past the holidays. They’re looking for “hardworking, passionate folks that are focused on taking care of the customer.”
Toys”R”Us anticipates 40,000 holiday hires, fewer than last year, but with significantly more hours. Seasonal workers will get anywhere between 18 to 20 hours a week with the possibility of up to 30 hours/week during peak season. That’s right on track with our 2015 Holiday Hiring survey results.
— Toys R Us Careers (@toysruscareers) October 15, 2015
We’ll be updating this throughout the holiday season as more announcements roll in so keep checking back. Now that you know who’s hiring, find out how to get a holiday job and start applying for seasonal jobs today!