Despite 2017 being dubbed the year of the "Retail Apocalypse," a number of America's largest retailers say they plan on filling thousands of positions heading into the holiday season.
JCPenney, Macy's, Target and Kohl's are among retailers looking to add employees for the holidays. In addition, delivery service UPS is looking to hire 95,000 employees, with thehopes of turning some seasonal employees into permanent positions.
Here is a look at companies adding staff:
Target said in September that it plans on adding 100,000 seasonal employees in time for the holiday rush at its stores, and 4,500 at its distribution centers.
This weekend, Target is hosting job fairs at its stores. The seasonal hiring events are on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time at every Target store. Target said it plans on making conditional offers at its job fairs.
To see a list of available positions at Target, click here.
Kohl's has not said how many positions it plans on filling, but the company said it is actively pursuing help for the holiday season. Last year, the company filled 69,000 seasonal positions.
Macy's is planning on adding up to 80,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season. Of the 80,000 seasonal employees, 18,000 total seasonal positions will be based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities, the company said.
UPS said it is planning on hiring 95,000 seasonal employees to accelerate the delivery of packages. UPS said many seasonal employees are brought on permanently.
“Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some,” said CEO David Abney. “We offer flexible shifts and full- and part-time positions. If you are a student, a working mom or just looking to make extra money for the holidays, we have a job for you.”