Scan the world of retail and you’ll find some aggressive hiring goals this holiday season:
Given the tight job market, in many cases retailers will be competing for the same workers.
Beyond raising hourly wages, other benefits include:
In some cases, holiday hiring perks are cutting into shopping hours -- Saks Off 5th is getting rid of extended holiday shopping to offer workers more flexibility.
Despite the American economy adding 531k jobs in October, the percentage of working-age people looking for a job remained flat -- indicating the tight job market could continue.
Front-line retail jobs also expose workers to COVID risks, which could stifle hiring as long as the Delta variant is circulating.
Bottom line: Between low inventory from supply chain issues, and short-staffed stores, it may make sense to get your shopping done sooner than later.
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