It’s beginning to look a lot like – the Holidays? Even in the total time warp that Coronavirus has made of 2020, the Holiday Season is still managing to barrel down on us at a breakneck speed now that it’s October. Macy’s stores around the country are already glistening with white-lit evergreen trees. True story. Typically, hiring is up at this time of year, but will COVID impact holiday hiring? Looking for more COVID-19 student-impact information? Find it here.Monster cited a Deloitte report that predicts consumer spending will be up by 1 – 1.5% and online retail will see an increase of about 35%. Retail stores will have to pivot to meet the demand of their online sales as well as provide a safe shopping experience in light of the Coronavirus pandemic -- we may require more creative holiday jobs like temperature takers, mask enforcers, and curbside workers. So, while COVID may impact what types of holiday jobs exist, it hasn’t decreased a need for holiday workers. Monster has put together a list of employers that are already hiring for the holidays. If you’re considering seasonal work at the end of this year, now is the time to start applying.• Number of openings: 10,000 • Hourly pay: Varies • Locations: Illinois, Ohio and Oregon In addition to competitive pay, a press release from 1-800-FLOWERS states that employees can expect to receive other incentives, like gift card drawings, referral bonuses, and employee discounts. Some positions will be able to work from home.
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