seasonal work

Seasonal Workers

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and so is the season of a little extra money.

According to the National Retail Federation spending over this holiday season is expected to increase 3.6% over the past couple months. And that means businesses are going to need to bring on some extra people to assist the increased flow of customers; an extra 600,000 employees to be exact.

Toys R’ Us says it is looking to hire cashiers and warehouse staff in major cities such as New York and Philadelphia. JC Penney which is in the middle of a comeback is hiring more seasonal employees that last year and says it plans to keep them on once the holidays come to an end.  read more »

Amazon Elves

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It's the busiest time of year and the internet's version of Santa Claus is hiring some extra helpers.

For cities in Kentucky, Nevada and Kansas the sights and sounds of the season mean camper vans, tents and a crowd of people. Dubbed the camper force they make up the seasonal workers hired by the biggest online retailer; amazon dot com.

In order to keep orders flowing and make sure packages are shipped to the right places amazon hires the campers and assigns them jobs at company warehouses. Each year about 70,000 people are given a little extra work. In exchange their campsites are paid for, they earn 94% of what full time employees make and in some cases are eligible for company benefits.  read more »