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Earn Extra Cash This Holiday Season at Top Retailers

By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com

Stores need more staff for holiday rush

The holiday season is barreling toward us at full speed, and for many people, it can only mean one thing: shopping.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), $456.2 billion was spent in the 2006 retail holiday season and this year's total holiday retail sales are expected to increase 4 percent over last year's levels, bringing holiday spending to $474.5 billion.

But in order for retailers to fulfill consumers' needs (and produce those big revenues), they need manpower.

How many employees do retailers typically hire during the holiday season? According to the NRF, retailers hired an additional 596,000 workers during the holiday season in 2006, nearly 20 percent more than the previous year. For the country's largest retailers, this means thousands of additional team members.

Think you're not the "salesperson" type? There are many different seasonal job options available, including:


There are numerous perks to taking a seasonal job. For one, you'll make money, which will come in handy when you do your holiday shopping. According to CBsalary.com, the average hourly compensation is $15.47 for retail sales clerks. Of course with any job, pay is commensurate with experience, job type and area of the country. Retailers also offer store discounts to its employees. And did we mention the social environment and the chance to build your resume and network?

There are usually opportunities to turn your holiday job into a full-time position. Retailers use this hiring season as a way of finding new talent who will stay on as employees after the holiday season.

If all this appeals to you, here are just 20 of the retailers who are looking for employees now:
  1. Ann Taylor
  2. Bed Bath and Beyond
  3. Best Buy
  4. Bombay Company
  5. Chico?s
  6. DSW Shoe Warehouse
  7. H&M
  8. Helzberg Diamonds
  9. Hickory Farms
  10. Kohl's
  11. Limited Brands
  12. Nordstrom
  13. Radio Shack
  14. Saks Fifth Ave.
  15. Shopko
  16. Steve and Barry?s
  17. Target
  18. The Container Store
  19. Tiffany & Co.
  20. TJX Company (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright)
Kate Lorenz is the article and advice editor for CareerBuilder.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.


Copyright 2008 CareerBuilder.com. All rights reserved. The information contained in this article may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without prior written authority.






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