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2012 Seasonal Retail Job Openings and Christmas Holiday Hiring Plans Roundup

Wal-Mart, Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Toys ‘R Us & Big Retail Seasonal Temp Jobs

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2012 Seasonal Retail Job Openings and Christmas Holiday Hiring Plans Roundup
© Barbara Farfan for About.com
Updated February 08, 2013
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 500,000 Americans were hired for temporary retail jobs during last year’s holiday shopping season. No clear or official predictions have been made yet for the 2012 holiday hiring season, although some of the biggest retail chains have individually announced their Christmas seasonal hiring plans. A roundup of holiday shopping season job openings, temp job hiring details, and links to online applications for seasonal jobs can be found below.

This Holiday Hiring Roundup below is arranged according to the number of temporary retail employees they expect to hire for the 2012 Christmas holiday shopping season. This list was last updated 11-7-12, and will be updated through the holiday shopping season as retail employers release information about their Christmas seasonal hiring plans.

2012 Seasonal Retail Job Openings and Christmas Holiday Hiring Plans Roundup:
Target Macy’s Kohl’s Amazon.com
  • Amazon will be hiring 50,000 temporary warehouse associates to ensure that online purchases get picked and shipped in the peak days of online Internet shopping
Wal-Mart Toys ‘R Us
  • 45,000 temporary seasonal temp jobs will be filled in 2012, which is 5,000 more than Toys ‘R Us Hired in 2011 to help during the Christmas holiday shopping season
  • Even though hiring began in October and many positions are already filled, jobs may still be available for stores that are busier than expected, and to fill positions vacated by turnover
  • Applications can be submitted for seasonal temp Toys ‘R Us jobs online now >>
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