- Staffing company Randstad US said Thursday that it will fill more than 17,000 positions nationwide for the upcoming holiday season. The openings represent a broad range of job categories and require various skills, but most jobs fall into the customer service, warehouse support and industrial categories, according to the company. The jobs will pay between $11 and $18 an hour and last three to five months.
- The company said it anticipates a robust holiday season. "Despite potential economic uncertainty ahead, consumers have remained confident and willing to spend this holiday season, which means more order fulfillment and customer service roles will be needed," Greg Dyer, president of commercial staffing in-house and enterprise strategic accounts at Randstad US, said in a news release. "Employers have already started ramping up for this busy period."
- Randstad identified the areas boasting greatest number of seasonal job openings, which include: San Joaquin Valley, California; San Bernardino-Riverside, California; Sacramento Valley, California; Phoenix, Arizona; and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
Randstad's reported demand appears to align with other employers' efforts and plans. UPS announced Sept. 9 that it expects to bring on 100,000 workers to fill its seasonal jobs. The company has added several incentives to attract talent, including higher wages and college tuition reimbursement, according to reporting by HR Dive sister publication Supply Chain Dive.
Target, Kohls and Amazon also plan to hire thousands of seasonal workers in preparation for the holidays, according to CNBC. The retailers also are offering pay increases and perks to attract job seekers for hourly jobs.
It's no surprise employers are starting their search for seasonal talent in September — companies that need extra workers to survive the holiday rush should look for the early, Randstad Sourceright CEO Rebecca Henderson previously told HR Dive.