This holiday season is expected to be busier than last year's due to increased consumer confidence and lower unemployment. These factors mean consumers will be spending more as well, and this in turn necessitates that companies hire more hands to help staunch the flow.
A seasonal employment projection from Aon Hewitt reported that more than 75 percent of responding businesses intend to hire in the near future, with about one-fourth of those positions becoming permanent. Most hiring managers feel that bringing on seasonal workers is the best way to promote successful operations while maintaining their budgets, and offering the incentive of potentially ongoing employment helps drive new workers to succeed.
The variety of positions available also means that there will be something for everyone. CNBC reports that all kinds of businesses need hands only during the holiday season, including actors for haunted houses and Santa workshops, vendors for Christmas fairs and catering staff for private functions. The source states that about 500,000 jobs will be created over the next few months thanks to these kinds of opportunities.