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Seasonal retail workers attracted to flexible work options, report says

November 25, 2019


Retailers forecast robust holiday hiring in 2019 in order to keep up with consumer demand. This wave of hiring is already well underway. Several retailers announced hiring plans earlier this year: Target in September announced it planned to hire 130,000 seasonal employees this year, with 8,000 of those workers to be used in distribution operations; Kohl’s said it planned to hire 90,000 seasonal associates; and Macy’s planned to hire roughly 80,000 seasonal workers for its namesake and Bloomingdale’s stores.

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