Announced Seasonal Hires at 463,925 After Amazon Announces Plans to Hire 50,000

Posted October 16, 2012 by

Amazon.com CEO Jeff BezosAmazon will hire 50,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, adding to the ever-growing list of seasonal hires. Similar announcements have come from big-box retailers Wal-Mart and Target, as well as from Toys R Us, Macy’s, JC Penney, and Best Buy.

John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of international outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. predicts this year will see better hiring than last, but we are far from pre-recession levels.

 

Announced Seasonal Hiring
Target

90,000

Macy’s

80,000

Kohl’s

52,700

Wal-Mart

50,000

Amazon

50,000

Toys R Us

45,000

JC Penney

40,000

Party City

20,000

Gamestop

17,000

Best Buy

14,000

Hickory Farms

5,225

TOTAL

463,925


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