Who Is Hiring for Christmas 2013?

by Lori. LAST UPDATED ON

 

Here are the latest companies hiring for Christmas put together by CNBC’s Katie Little:

GameStop: As the video game retailer prepares for the coming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches, it plans to hire about 17,000 seasonal employees.

Jo-Ann: The privately held fabric and craft specialty retailer will add more than 3,000 seasonal workers. This marks the third straight year the company has asked more than 3,000 employees to join its staff for the holidays.

J.C. Penney: This  retailer said it will hire about 35,000 temporary workers as it prepares for the holiday rush.

Target: In addition to offering year-round employees as much as 5 to 10 percent more hours for the holiday season, Target plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers, down from 88,000 last year.

Kohl’s:  Overall, Kohl’s anticipates hiring about 53,000 associates. This is slightly higher than last year’s plans to add more than 52,700 holiday employees and a jump from 2011′s forecast of more than 40,000 seasonal workers.

Walmart: The discount giant will hire 55,000 seasonal associates, about 10 percent more than it announced last year, said Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg. It also plans to transition more than 35,000 associates to part time from temporary and another 35,000 associates from part time to full time.

Toys R Us: The toy retailer said it plans to add 45,000 employees to staff its stores and distribution centers. This is roughly on par with its hiring plans last year. Hiring for distribution positions began in July while in-store hiring began last week.

EBay: To meet the holiday order rush, the online retailer announced 800 job openings at its Eau Claire, Wis., fulfillment center and another 2,000 jobs at its Louisville, Ky., center. They include seasonal and permanent positions.

 

 You can also try these work from home jobs:

Home based customer service jobs where you would take catalog orders from home are also hiring. Here are the legitimate work from home sites that I have found:

Many of these sites were also written about in  Woman’s Day Magazine.

LiveOps.com 

Convergysworkathome.com

AlpineAccess.com 

workingsol.com

A dedicated phone line and strong communication skills are usually required . In most cases, you will also take an online assessment test to determine your computer knowledge and skills.

Care.com  was also mentioned on a Good Morning America segment. This company matches providers with people looking for child care, special needs care, tutoring & lessons, senior care, pet care & housekeeping. In our area, there are plenty of people hiring right now. You post your experience, a picture. You can also submit pre-recorded references. The Care.com  service is free, however there is a nominal fee for a background check which I recommend.

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