Retailers are Hiring 650,000 Temporary Workers for the Holidays
The holidays are, of course, the busiest time of the year for retailers but this year is one for the record books. In a report released this week, The National Retail Federation expects retailers to hire between 585,000 and 650,000 temporary workers this holiday season. With sales in November and December to hit between $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion as shoppers continue to spend in a stronger economy, there is an ever-growing demand for top talent in the retail industry. Randstad US alone is looking to fill more than 25,000 seasonal positions nationwide. While Macy’s announced they will hire 80,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, along with employees to handle online orders.