Holiday job seekers may be in luck this year, as two hiring outlook reports suggest demand for new talent will be at a five-year high. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Snagajobs, seasonal hiring could reach its highest level since before the recession.
The NRF projects retailers will add approximately 626,000 new workers this holiday season – a 3 percent year-over-year uptick, and an even bigger improvement from 2008, when the country added only 263,800 workers to accommodate the seasonal rush.
In addition, Snagajob found that 63 percent of respondents say they will make holiday hires this year – up from 51 percent in 2001. The latest reading is the highest recorded level since the survey began five year ago.
Amazaon.com is one employer who will take advantage of the better economic outlook in the United States by hiring more than 50,000 seasonal employees at its fulfillment centers across the nation. While the company didn't release how many workers it employed last holiday season, this year's significant number could provide job seekers with new work opportunities that lead to full-time positions.
Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.