The holiday shopping season doesn’t officially begin for about two months, but Target has already announced its hiring plans for the end of the year.8TThe holiday shopping season doesn’t officially begin for about two months, but Target has already announced its hiring plans for the end of the year.
The retailer said on Tuesday it will hire almost 100,000 workers this holiday season, Reuters reported. That is about the same as last year.
Target said, “Many seasonal team members are offered an opportunity to stay with us following the holiday season.”
You can also expect to get the deals earlier than you might expect, with discounts starting as early as October.
The news came after industry experts predicted that spending this holiday season would be cut in half because of higher prices and worries that the country is in a recession.
Target isn’t the only company that has announced that it will be hiring for the holidays.
Reuters reported that the following companies have already said that they’re looking for workers this year:
- Macy’s - Hiring 38,000 workers, down from 41,000 in 2022.
- Bath & Body Works - Hiring 2,500 workers.
- 1-800-Flowers.com - Hiring 8,000 workers, the same number they hired in 2022.
- Kroger - Hiring “thousands,” the same number they hired in 2022.
Macy’s is holding a National Holiday Hiring Event on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., but keep in mind, “Some stores open at noon and warehouse times/participation may vary.” A second event is scheduled for Oct. 19, Fox Business reported. The company said the application process can be “as little as five minutes,” with decisions coming in about two days.
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