ATLANTA -- Nationally, more than a quarter-million seasonal positions are coming available soon - beginning as soon as late October. Some of the positions will even provide full-time employment after the holidays.
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Toys R Us says they will be bringing more than 45,000 workers on board, with 900 of those in their Metro Atlanta stores. Interviews begin this week for positions that include store sales and stocking shelves.
Many of the seasonal employees with the toy retailer will have the opportunity to stay on into the new year. Last year, 15-percent of their holiday work force was hired for full-time positions.
Kohl's says they will hire 53,000 seasonal employees, with more than 400 of those going to work in the retailer's 10 Metro Atlanta locations. Hiring for those slots begins in mid-October. Holiday staffers can work up to 20 hours a week, and many will have a chance to try for full-time work with the retailer after the holidays.
Macy's says a key to getting a seasonal job in their stores is to remain flexible. They said hours will vary and include weekend assignments. The company says they will be keeping an eye out for employees who can move from part-time to full-time work.
UPS says they will be adding primarily drivers' helpers to their rank and file for the holidays. In 2011, the Atlanta-based firm added more than 50,000 seasonal workers.
Other retailers adding staff for the holidays include Walmart, who is expected to hire about 50,000 people nationwide, Target, expected to add 90,000 workers and Best Buy, which said they plan to add about 15,000 seasonal employees.