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12 Companies That Will Be Hiring For The Holiday Season

Four in ten retail managers say they plan to hire for holidays

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Written by Dan Fastenberg

It's not even Halloween yet, but this is America, and so that means the holiday season is already underway. And with the unemployment rate still stuck at 7.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many workers will be looking for holiday jobs in addition to gifts. Luckily for them 39 percent of retailers plan to hire seasonal workers for the holiday season this year, a three point jump from 2012, according to a CareerBuilder survey. (CareerBuilder is an AOL Jobs partner.)


The survey was based on interviews with 2,099 hiring managers and was conducted by Harris Interactive. And according to Brent Rasmussen, the president of CareerBuilder North America, the new jobs may provide workers with cheer even after the last tinsel disappears. "Nearly half (49 percent) of U.S. employers who are hiring seasonal workers plan to transition some into full-time, permanent staff," he said.

Not every forecast for this year's holiday hiring has been as bullish. As AOL Jobs reported, a separate study from the Chicago-based employment consulting firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas said retailers will be hiring 700,000 temporary workers for the Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 holiday season this year, which marks a seven percent drop-off from last year. The Challenger survey found an inability to fully shake off the doubt and uncertainty from the financial crisis.

All studies, however, agree there will be plenty of jobs for the taking. So where will they be? See below for 12 companies that will be hiring.

1. A&R Transport

Industry: Transportation
Sample jobs: Regional truck driver, Bulk transport truck driver,
Locations: MemphisIndianapolisLouisville

Find a job now with A&R Transport. Click here.

2. Hastings Entertainment

Industry: Retail (multimedia entertainment)
Sample jobs: Customer service associate, consumer electronics manager
Locations: Amarillo, Tex., Lubbock, Tex.

Find a job now with Hastings Entertainment. Click here.

3. Knowledge Universe

Industry: Education
Sample jobs: Teacher, assistant, site director, center director, area manager
Locations: HoustonNew York

Find a job now with Knowledge Universe. Click here.

4. Melrose Family Fashions (United Fashions of Texas)

Industry: Retail
Sample jobs: Sales associate
Locations: HoustonSan Antonio

Find a job now with Melrose Family Fashions. Click here.

5. Mosaic Sales Solutions

Industry: Retail
Sample jobs: Merchandising specialist
Location: ChicagoLos Angeles

Find a job now with Mosaic Sales Solutions. Click here.

6. Premier Transportation

Industry: Transportation
Sample job titles: Regional truck driver, local truck driver, owner operator
Locations: ChicagoHoustonIndianapolis

Find a job now with Premier Transportation. Click here

7. Sykes Home Powered by Alpine Access

Industry: Call center, customer service
Sample jobs: customer service representative (entry level, work from home), bilingual Spanish-English customer service
Locations: New YorkTampa

Find a job now with Sykes Home Powered by Alpine Access. Click here.

8. Talmer Bank and Trust

Industry: Finance/banking
Sample jobs: Senior mortgage lender, bank teller, financial consultant
Locations: Troy, Mich.Chicago

Find a job now with Talmer Bank and Trust. Click here.

9. Teavana

Industry: Restaurant/retail
Sample jobs: Retail store manager, barista, tea associate
LocationGreensboro, N.C., Seattle

Find a job now with Teavana. Click here.

10. The Limited

Industry: Women's apparel
Sample jobs: Sales associate, stock associate, floorset associate
Location: New Albany, Ohio

Find a job now with The Limited. Click here.

11. The Select Family of Staffing Companies

Industry: Staffing
Sample jobs: Production, forklift, picker/packer, machine operator
Locations: Buena Park, Calif.Memphis

Find a job now with the Select Family of Staffing Companies. Click here.

12. XPO Logistics Inc.

Industry: Logistics
Sample jobs: Account manager, logistics coordinator, intermodal manager
Locations: ChicagoSalt Lake City

Looking for a job in Clark-Garwood? Click here. 

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