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Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2018 Seasonal Employees

Find out which companies are hiring seasonal employees for the 2018 holiday season!

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 02, 2018

Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2018 Seasonal Employees
Looking for 2019 holiday jobs? Discover the top companies hiring for seasonal jobs in 2019.
Heads up! It’s already time to start thinking about holiday hiring opportunities this year – if you want a seasonal job. “Retailers have been aggressively hiring seasonal workers since July to combat the tight job market. This holiday season will be a good time for workers who have had trouble finding employment or those who are discouraged or marginally attached to the labor force, as retail, transport, and warehousing jobs will be plentiful,” said Andrew Challenger, Vice President of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., a global outplacement and executive coaching firm. But, with strong competition out there, what can one do to gain more job prospects?

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“Retailers will have to offer competitive compensation or other perks to attract the workers needed for this holiday season. Already, we have seen some retailers offering discounted merchandise or special shopping days for their employees,” said Challenger in a press release. Challenger also had additional tips, advising workers to look outside of the traditional holiday shopping spectrum. “Seasonal jobs are no longer in retail alone. With the rise of online shopping, transport and warehousing companies are also looking for seasonal workers. We’ve seen this trend over the last few years,” said Challenger in the same press release. However, if retail is what you’re looking for, don’t worry. There will be plenty of seasonal jobs available.
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The following companies have announced their hiring forecasts as well as where workers can apply for seasonal positions within their companies, according to Monster. Note: many retailers are just starting to announce their seasonal hiring plans and we’ll keep you posted as they continue to do so. Read on to learn more about which companies are hiring seasonal employees this year, where you can find the job listings and discover the best options for you.

Estimated Seasonal Hires: 8,000

1-800-FLOWERS announced plans to hire more than 8,000 full- and part-time workers across its gourmet food brands Harry & David, Cheryl’s Cookies, and The Popcorn Factory. The company is mainly based in Illinois, Ohio, and Oregon and most of these roles will be filled in production, gift assembly, retail stores, call centers, and distribution and fulfillment centers. Plus, the company says seasonal workers may be considered for permanent positions once the holidays are over. Learn more about applying for a seasonal job at 1-800-FLOWERS on Monster.

Estimated Seasonal Hires:55,000

Thanks to the rise in demand for e-commerce, FedEx is looking to hire about 55,000 workers this holiday season, Monster reports via Reuters. Learn more about applying for a seasonal job at FedEx on Fastweb.

Estimated Seasonal Hires: 90,000

Gap, as reported by Monster, says the retailer “plans to hire approximately 65,000 seasonal associates for its Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Old Navy stores—as well as its call centers and distribution centers—this holiday season. Seasonal workers will enjoy the same merchandise discounts, wellness offerings, and flexible scheduling as all its other workers.” Find seasonal job listings at Gap on Fastweb.

Estimated seasonal hires: 39,000

The Texas-based department store plans to hire approximately 39,000 seasonal workers this season, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Find seasonal job listings at JCPenney on Fastweb.

Estimated Seasonal Hires: 90,000

According to Monster, “this holiday season, Kohl's plans to hire 90,000 employees across its 1,100+ stores, nine distribution centers, and five e-commerce fulfillment and credit centers, as reported by ABC.” Find seasonal job listings at Kohl’s on Monster.

L Brands
Estimated seasonal hires: 4,000

Monster reports that “L Brands, which includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, will hire about 4,000 seasonal workers this year, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Learn more about applying for a seasonal job at L Brands on Fastweb.

Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s
Estimated seasonal hires: 80,000

Monster reports that “in its Macy’s and Bloomindale’s stores, the retailer says it plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal workers this year. The majority (23,500) of these positions will be based in its fulfillment facilities, while 1,500 will be hired at its customer service centers and 1,000 to support events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Santalands.” Positions will be filled at both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations in a variety of areas: stores, call centers, distribution centers along with online fulfillment centers across the nation. Learn more about applying for a seasonal job at Macy’s on Monster.

Estimated seasonal hires: 15,000

Into arts and crafts? You might consider a seasonal job at the largest specialty arts and craft retailer, Michaels. The company announced that more than 15,000 seasonal positions will be available across stores and distribution centers. Seasonal workers will benefit from competitive wages, flexible hours, and a 30% discount. Plus, you may even have the opportunity to stay on permanently, as last year, Michael’s moved more than 40% of their seasonal workers into regular roles. Learn more about applying for a seasonal job at Michael's on Monster.

Estimated seasonal hires: 20,000

The company, Radial, provides e-commerce services for DSW, GameStop, and Shoe Carnival. They announced a plan to hire more than 20,000 seasonal workers at its fulfillment centers and customer care centers. Find seasonal job listings at Radial on Monster.

Estimated Seasonal Hires: 120,000

Monster reports that Target is planning for “the biggest seasonal hiring push at the company to date.” Target “announced plans to hire approximately 120,000 team members. Seasonal team members will receive 10% discounts and the opportunity to earn holiday pay on Thanksgiving and Christmas.” Find seasonal job listings at Target on Monster.

Estimated Seasonal Hires: 100,000

The Memphis, Tennessee, based-company “announced expectations to hire about 100,000 full- and part-time seasonal workers, set to begin in November and continue through January 2019,” as reported by Monster. And, if you want to stay on as a worker after the holidays, you’re in luck. Over the past three years, 35% of the company’s seasonal hires were moved into permanent positions after the holidays. Learn more about applying for a seasonal job at UPS on Fastweb.

XPO Logistics
Estimated Seasonal Hires: 8,000

The transportation and logistics company announced plans to hire 8,000 workers for the holiday season. Learn more about applying for a seasonal job at XPO Logistics on Fastweb. Need tips on securing seasonal employment? Check out this guide to getting a seasonal job this upcoming holiday season. Looking for even more seasonal job employment opportunities? Check out these helpful resources: • Login to find part-time jobs on Fastweb.
• Discover all seasonal job listings on Monster.
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