3 On Your Side: Holiday Job Opportunities

By Jim Donovan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — ‘Tis the season to get a job.  National companies are already looking to hire workers for the holidays.  In today’s 3 On Your Side consumer report we take a look at some of the early opportunities.

Industries affected by the gift-giving season have announced big plans to hire seasonal workers.

People who typically get paid hourly and work from November through January.

Target says for the fourth year in a row, it wants to add 70,000 people to work in its stores.

The big box store is expecting more online orders this year so it wants to hire an additional 7,500 people to work in the distribution and fulfillment facilities.

That’s roughly one thousand more people than last year.

Toys R Us is also pushing to hire thousands of seasonal workers.

And it could translate into something more permanent for some hires.

The company says 15-20 percent of holiday workers in recent years keep working even after the holiday season.

Kohl’s Corp. said Monday it expects to hire more than 69,000 additional workers for the holiday season.

Plus Macy’s has announced that it will hire 83,000 workers for the holidays.

If you need a job, go online.  Many companies have websites specifically to hire seasonal workers.

In addition to applying online, you can also apply to many seasonal jobs in stores.

Next month Target and Toys R Us will have national hiring events at all their locations.

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