From The Street
By Jeanine Skowronski, MainStreet Staff Writer
‘Tis the season for temporary holiday jobs, as retailers have begun announcing their holiday hiring for this year. So far six companies — Fedex, QVC, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Best Buy and Toys R Us have announced their plans and staffing estimates for the 2011 holiday shopping season, and we will update the list as other retailers follow suit.
The new estimates paint a mixed bag for those hoping to score some work during Thanksgiving and Christmas, as among the companies are those dialing back, adding extra help and keeping job openings virtually the same as last year.
How can you increase your chances at getting a seasonal job? Check out our rundown of How to Snag a Seasonal Job for details. Those who find one should also take a look at our How to Keep Your Seasonal Job and turn that temporary job into permanent employment!