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Oct 02 2018
2 weeks ago
1:55 PM MDT

These 15 Companies are Hiring Over 500,000 Seasonal Workers in 2018

Oct 02, 2018 @ 1:55 PM MDT
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The holidays are just a couple months away, but companies are already in full swing, looking to hire thousands of seasonal workers for 2018. If you’d like to earn a little extra cash this holiday season – all while getting employee benefits and perks – here are a few companies you’ll want to check out:

1. 1-800-Flowers

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According to this press release, 1-800-Flowers plans to hire more than 8,000 associates nationwide for positions across its gourmet food brands in preparation for the 2018 holiday shopping season. Hiring is now underway for seasonal roles at Harry & David, Cheryl’s Cookies, and The Popcorn Factory.

This seasonal hiring initiative is part of the ongoing commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience to shoppers. Competitive wages, flexible schedules, applicable employee discounts, and new incentive programs are designed to attract passionate, highly-motivated associates.

2. Amazon

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Amazon is currently hiring remote seasonal Customer Service Associates for their peak season (November through January)! Applicants must live in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, or West Virginia.

During the four weeks of mandatory training, expect to make the nationwide pay rate of $10 per hour (this may vary depending upon state minimum wage laws), with a minimum of 28 hours expected each week during training. Once candidates successfully complete training, the pay will increase to $12 per hour at the beginning of the next payroll period. Go here for more details.

3. FedEx

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According to this press release, FedEx anticipates a record amount of volume through its network again this year. In order to deliver exceptional service during this busy time, FedEx will increase hours for some existing employees and plans to hire for approximately 55,000 positions during the holiday season.

FedEx Ground will once again run six- and seven-day operations through the holiday season and will continue six-day operations throughout its U.S. network year-round.

Interested in a seasonal job at FedEx? Apply at For jobs specifically at FedEx Express, head to or for FedEx Ground, go to

4. GAP Inc.

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GAP Inc. plans to hire approximately 65,000 seasonal associates for its GAP, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Old Navy stores – as well as its call centers and distribution centers this holiday season. Seasonal workers will enjoy merchandise discounts, wellness offerings, and flexible scheduling.

Applicants can visit all GAP, GAP Outlet, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory, Old Navy stores and select distribution & call centers for GAP Inc.’s U.S. holiday hiring event on October 6th, 2018.

Store job candidates are encouraged to apply for a seasonal position prior to the holiday hiring events through GAP Inc.’s seasonal hiring career page and distribution and call center candidates through GAP Inc.’s respective career pages. Athleta and Phoenix distribution center will not host onsite interviews but will be recruiting for the holiday season through the career page.

5. JCPenney

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According to this press release, JCPenney announced they are hiring over 39,000 workers for their stores, supply chain, and customer care for the 2018 holiday season. This is approximately one thousand less workers than the 2017 holiday season. Head here to start the application process.

6. Kohl’s

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Kohl’s announced that they plan to hire 90,000 seasonal associates across its more than 1,100+ stores, nine distribution centers, five e-commerce fulfillment centers, and credit centers nationwide.

Kohl’s will also provide a 35% discount, which can be used on purchases both in store and on, with no exclusions to all seasonal associates. Associates also have the opportunity to be considered for open full-time and part-time positions after the season.

Additionally, Kohl’s will hold a hiring event on Saturday, October 20th, at select Kohl’s stores across the country. Interested candidates can stop by participating Kohl’s stores for an opportunity to interview for a seasonal position. Go here for more information on seasonal jobs.

7. L Brands

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According to this press release, L Brands, which includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, will hire approximately 4,000 seasonal workers this year.

As a Bath & Body Works associate, you’ll get competitive pay, sales incentives and benefits, plus a whopping 30% off discount, which will make all of their awesome holiday promos that much sweeter!

8. Macy’s (& Bloomingdale’s)

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According to this press release, Macy’s is hiring an additional 80,000 seasonal employees for the 2018 holiday season, with available positions at Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers, and online fulfillment centers nationwide.

The national hiring event is slated to take place on Thursday, October 18th, from 11AM – 7PM in local time zones; however, certain regions may host hiring events sooner.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications online by visiting or prior to the hiring events. If you’re not able to attend a hiring event, you will still have the opportunity to complete the interview process over the phone.

9. Michaels

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Michaels announced that they will hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canadian stores and distribution centers in preparation for the 2018 holiday season.

As a seasonal worker, you’ll benefit from competitive wages, flexible hours, and a 30% discount. Additionally, you might even have the opportunity to stay on permanently (last year, Michael’s moved more than 40% of their seasonal workers into regular roles).

10. Nordstrom

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An official statement hasn’t been released yet surrounding the number of seasonal employees that Nordstrom plan’s to hire for the 2018 holiday season; however, according to this article, it is estimated that the numbers will be greater than the 2017 holiday hiring season (they hired over 13,000 employees last year).

Also, they are hosting a holiday hiring event at your local Nordstrom store or Rack on Friday, October 19th, from 11 AM – 6 PM or at your local Nordstrom Fulfillment and distribution centers and customer care call centers on Friday, October 19th, from 11 AM – 3 PM. Head here for more details.

11. Radial

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Radial, which provides e-commerce services for DSW, GameStop, and Shoe Carnival, says it will hire more than 20,000 seasonal workers at its fulfillment centers and customer care centers.

Radial provides a fun and fast-paced team environment, with competitive hourly wages, flexible work schedules, overtime and holiday pay, employee discounts, a referral bonus program, and much more! Go here for more details.

12. Target

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Target announced that they plan to hire approximately 120,000 team members – a 20% increase over last year’s hiring commitment. Seasonal team members will receive 10% discounts at Target stores and, an additional 20% merchandise wellness discount, the opportunity to earn holiday pay on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and flexible schedules for a variety of hours.

All team members will begin at $12/hour minimum wage, part of Target’s commitment to increasing its minimum hourly wage to $15 per hour by the end of 2020.

Target will host seasonal position hiring events at all stores nationwide from Friday, October 12th, through Sunday, October 14th, from 10 AM –  6PM each day. Candidates for Target’s seasonal positions or distribution center roles can apply in advance of the hiring event. Target also will fill more than 7,500 positions in fulfillment and distribution centers this holiday season.

13. UPS

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UPS announced that they’re planning to hire about 100,000 full- and part-time seasonal workers, beginning November 2018 through January 2019. Plus, over the last three years, 35% of the company’s seasonal hires were moved into permanent positions after the holidays.

Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs – come with great pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At many UPS locations, part-time employees are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition assistance through the company’s Earn and Learn program.

14. Williams-Sonoma

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. plans to hire approximately 4,000 seasonal employees across a variety of roles at Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, Rejuvenation, and West Elm stores.

The Customer Care Centers also plan to hire an additional 3,500 associates, with a significant portion of positions being available in the work-from-home platform. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, associate discounts, rewarding culture, and career growth opportunities.

15. XPO Logistics

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XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, announced that it expects to hire 8,000 North American logistics workers before November for the 2018 holiday season.

Troy Cooper, president of XPO Logistics, said, “We’re ramping up for the holiday season and another significant increase in e-commerce activity. We expect to add 8,000 seasonal jobs before November – a significant increase over last year’s holiday hiring. Our modern warehouses are filled with automation that is an attractive choice for workers and helps us to be as productive as possible for our customers.”

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