These Companies Are Hiring Seasonal Workers for the 2019 Holidays With Better Pay & Perks
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Looking for seasonal employment?
This week, Target and UPS revealed their holiday hiring plans. Between the two companies, they’re expected to hire a combined 230,000 seasonal workers in the coming months. 😱 Amazon also announced plans to recruit tens of thousands of seasonal workers for the holidays, while Kohl’s has been recruiting seasonal workers since July.
If you’re looking for seasonal employment to help pay the bills or fund your own holiday shopping, the following companies are four of the nation’s largest seasonal employers trying to attract workers with competitive pay & perks.
1. Target hiring over 130,000 seasonal employees.
Target is planning to hire more than 130,000 employees to fill seasonal positions. The company expects to hire 125,000 seasonal team members across its 1,800 stores nationwide, with all positions starting at $13 an hour or more. Target is also planning to hire about 8,000 seasonal team members at its 39 distribution and fulfillment centers across the country
In addition to Target’s competitive wages, all hourly team members (including seasonal hires) enjoy a range of benefits, like a 10% discount, 20% discount on select wellness products, holiday pay, and flexible scheduling.
If you’re interested in applying for a seasonal position at Target, visit the Target Careers page to view the available positions and to begin the application process. You can also stop by your local store or distribution center to apply in person, or attend one of the in-store seasonal hiring events on October 11-13.
2. UPS hiring 100,000 seasonal workers.
UPS announced plans this week to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers to manage nearly twice as much daily shipping demand from November 2019 to January 2020. The full- and part-time positions include package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers.
Last year, seasonal workers made an average of $10.10 per hour. This year, pay will start at $14 an hour. For truck drivers, it can go up to $30 an hour (or even more in competitive labor markets)! In addition to attractive hourly pay rates, eligible seasonal employees who are students can earn up to $1,300 toward college expenses through UPS’s Earn and Learn program.
In the past, about 35% of seasonal workers went on to become permanent employees of UPS after their seasonal employment came to an end. Even Chairman and CEO David Abney started his UPS career as a part-time employee!
Interested applicants should apply at www.upsjobs.com. They can also watch for news of local employment fairs at UPS locations in their area.
3. Amazon hiring tens of thousands of seasonal employees.
While Amazon hasn’t released any official numbers yet, the company says it plans to hire “tens of thousands” of seasonal workers this year. In 2018, Amazon hired around 100,000 employees for the holiday season. The company’s minimum wage for U.S. employees is $15 an hour.
If you’re hoping to secure a seasonal job with Amazon, the company has said previously that your best chance of getting hired is to familiarize yourself with Amazon’s 14 leadership principles and be prepared to discuss how you demonstrate those values. Visit amazondelivers.jobs to learn more or to search for job openings in your area.
4. Kohl’s hiring thousands of seasonal workers.
Although Kohl’s has yet to announce how many seasonal employees it will be hiring this year, the company hired more than 90,000 seasonal workers in 2018. Kohl’s began this year’s seasonal recruiting efforts across 500 stores in July, with more openings posted in August. Beginning in October, the company will hire even more seasonal employees to expand its digital ordering pilot program.
While hourly pay varies, Kohl’s associates are all offered a 15% Kohl’s discount, flexible scheduling, and weekly paychecks. Visit careers.kohls.com to learn more about seasonal employment with Kohl’s or to search for job opportunities in your area.