500,000 seasonal jobs: Here’s who’s hiring for the holidays | Company

As the holidays approach, the same businesses you browse for gifts and supplies are hiring — in the thousands. And maybe even tens or hundreds of thousands.

Shortly before Halloween, the number of permanent and seasonal pre-holiday openings for the companies we surveyed is around 515,000.

Seasonal jobs can help recoup gift or travel costs, and they can even become a full-time career. But the fact that many of them are, or could become, permanent extends the stability into the new year.

If you’re looking for a seasonal job, this all translates to good news. To attract workers, many employers offer starting salaries of $15 or more, signing bonuses, employee discounts, and other attractive perks.

Here’s an overview of who’s hiring for the holidays and how to apply.

Amazon: 150,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs

With over 1.5 million employees, the second-largest corporate workforce in the world, you know Amazon will be hiring plenty of seasonal workers — and they sure will be in 2022. The company will hire 150,000 workers in full-time, seasonal and part-time roles.

Amazon will hire for all backgrounds and experience levels, with roles ranging from packing and picking to sorting and shipping. The company says employees can earn, on average, more than $19 per hour depending on position and location. They also host a warehouse hiring day on October 26 in locations across the country.

Apply: Submit an application on Amazon’s careers page.

Target: 100,000 seasonal jobs, many of which remain full-time

The retail giant plans to hire 100,000 workers to prepare for this holiday season, with in-store and distribution center positions available.

Store roles include cashiers; general managers; Starbucks bartenders; associates in the technology, style, grocery and beauty departments; general merchandise associates; and shelf stockers. Distribution center jobs focus on warehouse workers, packers, distribution center and operations employees – all of whom must be able to frequently lift and carry items up to 60 pounds.

Starting salaries range between $15 and $24 per hour. The target sayson average, more than 30% of seasonal workers stay after the holidays.

Apply: You can apply on Target Seasonal Jobs Site.

UPS: 100,000 full-time and part-time seasonal jobs

UPS is looking to bring 100,000 seasonal workers as well — a mix of full-time and part-time seasonal jobs.

The best part? Nearly 80% of these positions do not even require maintenance. You can complete an application online, which takes 25 minutes or less, depending on the company. The company is specifically looking for seasonal delivery drivers and truck drivers, package handlers and driver helpers. Outside of driver jobs, which have additional requirements, many jobs are entry level.

Most warehouse worker positions pay between $15 and $25 per hour, although a full-time UPS driver earns an average of $95,000 per year.

Apply: Visit the UPS job site.

Macy’s: 41,000 full-time and part-time seasonal positions

Macy’s Inc. announced at the end of September that it would hire 41,000 full-time and part-time seasonal positions at its Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury stores, supply chain sites and call centers.

Macy’s offers pay from $15 per hour. The company says nearly a third of its store executives started their careers at Macy’s during the holiday season.

The application process only takes five minutes and many offers are made within 48 hours.

Apply: You can search for positions at macysJOBS.com, bloomingdalesJOBS.com and bluemercury.com.

Walmart: 40,000 seasonal workers

America’s Largest Employer is Hiring only 40,000 seasonal workers in 2022, much less than the 150,000 recruited last year.

Walmart is looking to hire seasonal in-store associates, as well as those who work for Walmart’s pickup and delivery services. They are also looking to hire customer service associates for Walmart call centers and full-time truck drivers.

Walmart does not have a company-wide minimum wage, but it reports that the average minimum wage in the United States is over $17 per hour.

Apply: Check Walmart’s Careers Page for seasonal positions in your area.

United States Postal Service: 28,000 seasonal workers

USPS says ‘aggressive hiring efforts’ continued in 2022 as government agency seeks to hire 28,000 seasonal employees this holiday season.

Of that number, the Postal Service says it plans to bring in 1,000 truckers, as well as letter carriers and processing crew members. They also say 41,000 part-time workers have transitioned into career jobs since the start of the year.

The average salary at USPS ranges from $17 per hour for mail handlers to $25 per hour for truck drivers to $67,000 per year for supervisors, according to In effect.

Apply: You can submit your application at USPS.

Michaels: 15,000 seasonal workers

If arts and crafts are your thing, you might like working at Michaels, which is the nation’s largest arts, crafts and home decor retailer.

The company announced in September that it would hire 15,000 seasonal positions at its US stores and distribution centers in Canada in preparation for the holidays. The company says it converted more than 50% of its seasonal workers into full-time post-holiday positions last year.

Apply: You can search and apply online for Michael’s positions in the WE and Canada.

DHL: 12,000 seasonal workers

DHL Supply Chain Logistics Company is Hiring 12,000 workers as part of its preparation for the end of year celebrations.

Of those 12,000, DHL says 9,000 will be placed in the company’s warehouses that cater to its retail and e-commerce customers in anticipation of increased holiday shopping volumes. During last year’s peak holiday season – Black Friday through December 3 – DHL processed 3 million orders.

Warehouse workers at DHL typically earn around $18 per hour, According to Indeed.

Apply: Online at DHL.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 9,000 seasonal associates

The sporting goods chain will hire 9,000 seasonal associates ahead of the holiday season. Their hiring efforts also include positions at Public Lands, Field & Stream and Going, Going, Gone! stores across the country.

Dick’s is looking for store and distribution center employees across the country. The company held a “National Signing Day” in late September that kick-started the process, but hiring efforts will continue over the holiday season until all positions are filled.

Apply: Find a job on Dick’s Sporting Goods Job Page.

1-800FLOWERS.COM: 8,000 seasonal and year-round positions

The gourmet and gift company, 1-800FLOWERS.COMconsider adding 8,000 seasonal and year-round positions to answer the question.

The company says the majority of available positions are in Illinois, Ohio and Oregon in key high-volume areas including production, giftware assembly, distribution and operational support. But remote contact center positions are also available.

According to Indeedaverage salaries for these types of hourly positions range from $12 for a store clerk to $13 for customer service and $15 for a material handler.

Apply: Discover the positions available in your region on the career.

Geodis: 5,000 seasonal storekeepers

Geodis, a global transport and logistics player, plans to add 5,000 workers before the holiday season in the United States and Canada.

The company primarily focuses on hiring material handlers and equipment operators to work across its 20 campuses, which currently have a total of 13,000 employees.

These positions at Geodis generally pay between $17 and $19 per hour, according to Indeed.

Apply: Find out more about Geodis and apply on Work at Geodis.

Williams Sonoma: 1,000 seasonal positions

The retailer has launched holiday hiring with remote customer service jobs and is still on the hunt for nearly 1,000 seasonal in-store jobs.

These roles are primarily customer service oriented and pay around $15 per hour. The company is hiring for temporary positions across all of its brands, including Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and others.

Apply: Visit The Williams Sonoma career page to apply.

Other large companies

Kohls announced vacation hiring plans in September, but did not include the number of positions they were looking to fill. Kohl’s said it would hire for seasonal positions at its 1,100 stores, as well as fulfillment centers and fulfillment centers.

FedEx usually makes an announcement about vacation hiring in the fall. But, at the end of October, no such announcement was made. The company currently has nearly 250 seasonal positions listed on his jobs page.

We’ll keep you posted on new announcements from these and other companies throughout the holidays.

Robert Bruce is a lead writer for The Penny Hoarder.

This was originally posted on The Penny Hoardera personal finance website that empowers millions of readers across the country to make smart decisions with their money with practical, inspirational advice and resources on how to earn, save and manage the money.

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