Major retailers have started announcing plans to hire thousands of workers for the holiday shopping season.
Some of the jobs involve working in stores; others are at fulfillment and distribution centers, which facilitate orders made from the fast-growing online shopping sector.
Among the recent announcements:
Belk: The retailer plans to hire 350 seasonal employees at its e-commerce fulfillment center in Jonesville, S.C., about 72 miles southwest of Charlotte.
The company is hiring full-time order fulfillment workers who will be responsible for shipping and receiving, picking and packing merchandise, inventory control and/or equipment operation, Belk said in a statement.
First shift positions start at $10 an hour, Belk said, and increase to $10.50 an hour after 90 days. Second shift positions start at $11 an hour and increase to $11.50 after 90 days. Belk also said it offers overtime pay, which is 1.5 times the standard rate. Further, throughout the season, Belk said it will offer cash bonus and other incentive opportunities for workers who meet performance standards. To apply: www.mystaffmark.com.
Toys ‘R’ Us: The retailer will hire 40,000 employees at its stores and distribution centers throughout the U.S. Most jobs are part-time, Toys “R” Us said, and seasonal employees average 18 to 20 hours a week, and up to 30 hours during peak season. To apply: Toysrusinc.com.
Kohl’s: The department store chain expects to hire more than 69,000 seasonal workers this year. That means an average of 50 new workers per store, the retailer said, in addition to about 9,500 seasonal workers at its distribution and e-commerce fulfillment centers and about 660 seasonal credit operations positions. Details: www.KohlsCareers.com.
Wal-Mart: The world’s largest retailer said Thursday it will hire 60,000 employees to meet increased shopping demand over the holiday season. The Arkansas-based company said it will have more employees in stores and more registers open during peak hours, and it plans to add department managers at 3,500 stores. Wal-Mart says current employees will have the first choice to pick up additional hours.
The Associated Press contributed.