Yes, it’s still September but if you’ve ventured in to any retail stores lately, you know that the holidays are upon us.
Employers are ramping up the hustle and bustle of the season with big hiring announcements. Some experts predict retailers will add more than 800,000 seasonal workers for the October-through-December period.
Check out this list just from the last week or two.
Amazon is having a hiring event for seasonal full-time positions Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the SC National Guard Armory at 1255 Bluff Road in Columbia. For faster processing, apply online beforehand at apply.smjobs.coml with job code 781S. Earn up to $11.50 per hour and get paid weekly.
Kroger is beefing up its staff around the Southeast, and not just for the holidays. At least 100 new jobs have been posted for the grocer’s 11 S.C. locations. Positions include front end workers, deli staffers and store clerks. www.kroger.com/careers.
Kohl’s plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers, an increase of 50 associates per store. kohlscareers.com
Target will hire 70,000 seasonal workers. corporate.target.com/careers
Wal-Mart plans to hire 60,000 temporary workers. jobs.walmart.com
FedEx plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal workers. careers.van.fedex.com
UPS will bring on up to 95,000 seasonal hires. ups.managehr.com/home.htm