Published 8:00 AM EDT Sep 10, 2019
It’s the season for holiday hiring.
As retailers prepare for the busy holiday shopping season, they are announcing seasonal job opportunities.
On Tuesday, Target announced it would be hiring more than 130,000 seasonal workers and will host hiring events at every store. The events are Oct. 11-13 and Nov. 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. There also are openings at distribution centers.
“It’s critical we build the right team across our stores and supply chain to deliver an exceptional holiday experience for our guests during the busiest time of the year,” said Melissa Kremer, Target chief human resources officer, in a statement.
Retailers aren’t the only businesses looking for seasonal help.
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UPS announced Monday that it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees “to support the anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2020.”
“We expect another record peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to our average of 20 million per day,” said Jim Barber, UPS chief operating officer, in a news release.
Here’s who is hiring and how to apply:
• Amazon: The online giant has begun hiring “tens of thousands” of seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, the company announced. Learn more at http://www.amazondelivers.jobs. The company also is hiring for 30,000 jobs and holding Career Day events Sept. 17 in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Nashville, Tennessee and Arlington, Virginia. Learn more about these jobs at https://amazon.jobs.
• Kohl’s: The Wisconsin-based retailer announced its seasonal hiring plans in July and noted that “needs are determined on an individual store basis.” Available positions are posted at KohlsCareers.com/OurJobs. You can also text APPLY to 24508 to find and apply for open positions.
Target: Of the seasonal hires, approximately 125,000 positions will be in stores and 8,000 at distribution and fulfillment centers. Learn more and apply at TargetSeasonalJobs.com.
UPS: The 100,000 full- and part-time seasonal positions are primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers. Learn more and apply at www.upsjobs.com.
This story will be updated with additional hiring announcements.
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