5 retailers hiring for the holidays

These companies will add nearly 300,000 jobs combined this winter. But overall, experts think holiday hiring might be down from last year.

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Oct 13, 2013 6:55AM
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oh boy, holiday part-time no benefit low-paying jobs, the country is saved!
Oct 13, 2013 6:48AM
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Never work in retail during the holidays (or any other time for that matter) unless you are a masochist!  Customers are getting ruder and stupider all the time, and management always sides with them. If you live in an at-will employment state, they can let you go for no reason other than the manager is bipolar and she had it in for you that particular day.
Oct 13, 2013 9:07AM
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So, I was one of those workers who took part-time seasonal help at Kohl's. WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless you badger customers for email addresses or get credit card sign up quotas, you are pretty much assured your hours will be cut &  you will NOT be offered a position after the holidays. The stores are ALWAYS a mess, no one is held accountable, and the workers are treated like crap. It's been 2 years since I worked there and haven't stepped foot in their stores since that day. Behind the scenes is a FAR CRY from what they advertise.
Oct 13, 2013 4:34AM
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That's nice! Why can't we find headlines that show real American Jobs? Jobs that are full-time with benefits is what we need. Obama has not provided those in 6 years. That's a fact. the only money spent on the economy providing growth, has been his debt spending...going on 12 trillion at last count!

who voted for this idiot? Food stamps anyone?.. Cell phones???Welfare???

Oct 13, 2013 9:02AM
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Perfect, now how about co's that will add real jobs.  Opps sorry we are a service nation with retail and fast food jobs now.
Oct 5, 2013 2:19AM
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Why is Walmart even on this list?  55,000 seasonal hires doesn’t even replace the workers who will quit or get fired before the holiday season.  That number represents an increase of only 4% over the current staffing, completely inadequate to deal with holiday crowds or the current problems with not having enough workers to do the most essential tasks such as stocking shelves and ringing up purchases.  To put these numbers in perspective, here is the complete MATH in terms of what increase over current staffing will result from the seasonal hiring:  Macy’s (47% increase); Kohl’s (39%);  JCPenney (30%); Target (19%); and Walmart (4%).  I guess I now know what stores really care about having actual people to provide customer service versus the one that wants to let customers find items on their own and then wait in long lines.

Oct 13, 2013 9:37AM
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"exciting" jobs being created says the progressives.

So college grads can now work less than 30 hours at Kohl's or WalMart and capped 30 hours of course so no healthcare.

"This economy engine humming along..."
Oct 13, 2013 1:29PM
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WORKING, even Part -Time, is better than drawing off the public droll on Welfare.  That is the problem in this country--I would rather have it given to me by those who do work, than actually work it for myself.  At one time, a long time ago, being on Welfare was something you did not others to know about.  Now, people actually brag about how much they receive from the Government, and us working folks, for not working at all.  I am tired of going to the grocery store and seeing people using food stamps,(gov't debit cards, or whatever they use now) to purchase groceries that I cannot afford, yet it is my tax dollars paying for it.  What ever happened to people being responsible for themselves, and not living off the Gov't all their lives?
Oct 13, 2013 9:49AM
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  "Remember all you wonderful people out there - nothing says love like buying our $.h.i.t e and giving it to your family" "

 

And also remember to put all your "love" spending on a credit card - this holiday spending season is special because when you rack up 1,000.00 (one thousand)- you will earn 1.00 (one dollar) - in love points....:-)

 

 Now that's an amazing offer - and now available to you and your family along with this new and amazing-ing Shamwow 2, from the blow me (down) section of Spending Catalogue - Happy spending kids -

 

remember.......nothing says true love and happiness - like the bills in February!!!

 

  

Oct 13, 2013 11:49AM
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that's obama's version of economic recovery - a part time employment nation.
Oct 13, 2013 11:34AM
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Sounds like an "ask your doctor" ad!!!!  5 retailers that COULD ADD...."  Ask your doctor if one of these temporary  jobs is right for you.  Tell your doctor if you've bought a new car or a new house and expect to pay for it with these "holiday" jobs.  Ask your doctor if your salary will pay the interest on the car.  Tell your doctor you'll need four more of these jobs to pay the house payment.  Ask your doctor what you'll do in January.  Some side effects could occur, the most common being no money to meet the bills.  Don't take these jobs if you have to eat.  There will be no money for food.  Rare, but not uncommon, side effects include foreclosure, forfeture, depression and death.  But, call your doctor TODAY and ask if these jobs are right for you. If you cannot afford a job, EBT may help.
Oct 13, 2013 10:11AM
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funny the ad states "COULD BE HIRING"??? NOT HIRING!!

 

Oct 13, 2013 12:45PM
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HEADLINE...Hiring for the holidays. So many of you act like its something new. Retailers have been hiring temp. workers for holidays at least since I was in high school 35 years ago. THIS IS NOTHING NEW, it happened under Reagan, Bush, Clinton , Bush and now Obama. A few people will work hard and will be hired after the holidays. This country just doesn't build anything anymore, and those jobs have been going overseas the past 40 years.
Oct 13, 2013 11:31AM
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So, adding part-time jobs in a lousy economy is seen as a good thing?  Wow!  I already work two part-time jobs that pay me 1/3 of what I used to make.  I will fall off the unemployment numbers because I now have a part-time job that won't even pay my rent for the month...let alone feed the family.  Thanks for all the help pal!  Now can I squeeze in another PART-TIME job?  What is the writer of this article thinking.  I also want to see the "real unemployment" numbers.  Not the ones that are pulled out of the hat each week to make it seem like all of Americans are gainfully employed.  Notice the word GAINFUL.  Definition of GAINFUL. yielding a profit <graduated from school and went looking for gainful employment> Synonyms economic, fat, gainful, juicy, lucrative ...

The word gainful means making a profit, not even the word subsist is the word.. to subsist means that you can at least obtain the necessities (food, clothing, shelter) Notice I have not listed cable TV, cell phones or even toothpaste)  Given the current economy, many cannot even subsist.  Try and refute my statement. 

Oct 13, 2013 10:29AM
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help for 30 days,,then you are released,,,,,no benefits,,,and very low pay,,
Oct 13, 2013 11:59AM
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All this PARTTIME JOBS IS B.S.!!!!! OH that bring the NUMBERS UP TO MAKE THING LOOK GOOD??? BUT THIS PART TIME IS GOING TO MAKE THINGS  WORST and WORST AS TIME GO's ALONG!! IT WON'T EVEN PAY THE RENT {{{{ WAKE UP PEOPLE !!!!}}}}}     
Oct 13, 2013 11:44AM
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minimum wage - no benefits - no shopping the big boxes except for COSTCO for me
Oct 13, 2013 12:31PM
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oh no.

 

you take those 12 hours a week $7 an hour jobs and just stick them right back up your azz.

 

that's it, put them right back up there for christmas.

Oct 4, 2013 8:57PM
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I wonder if "ask your doctor" ads, medicare supplements and reverse mortgage scams are hiring all year long.  All I can  see on the "ask your doctor " box is this junk.  I lost my buttons to the "ask your doctor' box and it has been great for three days!!!!!  Haven't had to listen to that junk.  But now I'd like to see where the storm is.
Oct 13, 2013 2:52PM
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There is not going to be a big season since most people don't have jobs...they won't ever tell you that.  All you will hear is how robust the season is.
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