More Options for Holiday Jobs
Temp positions include work-at-home offerings
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There‚Äôs more news on the holiday hiring front: Retailer Williams Sonoma says it is hiring work-at-home seasonal customer service representatives, and big-box discounter Target is hiking its minimum wage for employees.
Williams Sonoma‚Äôs full-time customer service posts pay at least $11/hour and include a 40 percent merchandise discount. In some cases, potential employees must live within an hour and a half of a customer service center for training purposes, although they can work at home. More information is available on the¬†Williams Sonoma website.
Target, meanwhile, announced it would¬†raise its minimum wage¬†to $11/hour from the current $10/hour. Company officials said the raise would apply to the approximately¬†100,000-holiday¬†workers that Target plans to hire.
Other major companies planning to hire this holiday season, according to employment site¬†Monster.com, include:
- Department store chain Nordstrom, which plans to pick up about 11,400 temporary employees
- Amazon, which will add 120,000 jobs in customer fulfillment and service
- JCPenney, which plans to add 40,000 workers to its department stores and online department
- The United States Postal Service, which plans to add 35,000 to 40,000 seasonal workers for a variety of posts
Holiday hiring announcements have averaged a little more than 600,000 per year since 2012,¬†according to¬†global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. ¬†
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