The holiday season brings festive cheer … and it brings out the shopper in all of us. To handle the extra traffic, retailers hire temporary workers to work in their stores, warehouses and distribution centers to handle more store foot traffic and fulfill online orders.
Anyone who has been to Target, Walmart or any other major retail store during the month of December can attest to the craziness that comes with holiday shopping. Long lines, sold-out items, searching high and low for that one certain item at the top of the wish list for your mom/dad/son/cousin/friend/boss. So, when it comes to seasonal retail workers, we typically think of those hired to stock the shelves or man the checkout lanes, but there are actually lots of different positions available. Here are three other seasonal positions that retailers need to fill over the holidays.
Today we kick off a new series here on the blog. Join us each week as we share our thoughts on retail holiday staffing!
The buses are back on the streets! For the majority of the country, school is now back in session. Over the last few weeks, parents and students flocked to the stores to stock up on everything needed for a new year of classes… or did they?
Have you ever held a job in retail? According to recent NRF research, nearly three out of five Americans have worked in retail in some capacity. And, of those surveyed, almost one third report their first job was in retail, at an average age of 16.