Hiring for the holidays


Hannah Konkler, Reporter

The holidays are the busiest times for most retail stores. From Black Friday to christmas shopping, the stores are always busy. This is the perfect time to apply for jobs, since most stores need more employees.

JCPenney is planning on hiring 35,000 new employees all over the country for this busy season. You can apply at  https://www.monster.com/jobs/c-jc-penney,-inc.aspx.

Kohl’s will be hiring 67,000 seasonal employees. This is a 15 percent increase from last year. It comes out to about 50 new employees for each of their 1,163 stores across the country. Job position openings can be found at https://www.monster.com/jobs/c-kohls-corporation.aspx.

Macy’s is another popular store that is hiring. They need enthusiastic and outgoing employees they said. Those who get hired seasonally often get offered a regular full year position. Apply at https://www.monster.com/jobs/c-macys.aspx.

Target has a huge number of openings this holiday season. They plan on hiring 70,00 new employees all over the country. They say they need people to cashier, work the sales floor, and to be on the truck unload team. Their job openings can be found at https://www.monster.com/jobs/c-target-corp.aspx.

Toys ‘R’ Us is a popular store, and they are planning on hiring 45,000 employees starting this week. To apply, the same website can be used, https://www.monster.com/jobs/c-toys-r-us-incorporated.aspx.

Finally, Walmart is the largest retail store in the country. They are planning on hiring 60,00 new seasonal employees, which is a 10 percent increase from last year. They said that current employees who are looking for more hours will get priority for holiday jobs, but they still need more employees for the holiday season. Apply at https://www.monster.com/jobs/c-wal-mart.aspx.

“I’m looking for a job for the winter, and there are a lot of opportunities since so many places are hiring for the holidays,” said Hannah Cunningham (‘18).

Overall, if you are looking for a good job there are lots of chances to apply coming up. Almost every retail store is looking for additional employees for the holidays.