Workers wanted: Companies hiring for the holidays

Companies around the nation are hiring seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season. 

Check out the list below:

Amazon: Amazon's peak hiring season has started. Amazon announced at the beginning of October that it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all US employees. Last year, Amazon was expected to hire 120,000 season workers, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Best Buy: Best Buy does not release official figures on seasonal hiring, however they will have a national hiring event on Oct. 17.

Burlington: Last year Burlington hired approximately 12,000 seasonal workers. 

Costco: Costco raised its minimum wage to $14 an hour earlier this year in June. 

FedEx: FedEx is expected to hire about 55,000 workers and increase hours for some existing employees for the holiday season in the U.S.

Gap: Gap plans to hire around 65,000 seasonal employees for its Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Old Navy stores, as well as call and distribution centers for the holiday season.

JCPenney: JCPenney plans to hire 35,000 seasonal associates nationwide. Their second annual National Hiring Day will be held Oct. 16. New this year, the company is introducing reward packages to eight randomly-drawn associates, that include $5,000 trips.

Kohl's: Kohl's began their seasonal hiring back in June. They plan to hire 90,000 workers nationwide.

L Brands: L Brands is planning to hire nearly 4,000 employees for holiday positions. Flagship brands include Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works.

Macy's: Macy's is expected to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal workers for positions at its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2018 holiday season. They are holding a national hiring event on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Michaels: Michaels announced in August that it plans to hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canada stores and distribution centers this holiday season.

Target: Target is expected to hire approximately 120,000 seasonal workers across the nation, a 20 percent increase over last year’s hiring commitment. New hires will begin at $12 per hour minimum wage, according to the company.

UPS: UPS expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through Jan. 2019. 

USPS: USPS is currently hiring seasonal workers at select locations.

Walmart: This holiday season, Walmart plans to offer more hours to current workers, the same strategy it employed last year.

1-800-Flowers: The company plans to hire more than 8,000 associates nationwide for positions across its gourmet food brands.

If you like dressing up, and working with children - Macy's is hiring helpers for its Santaland and Rent-A-Christmas is hiring elves to help install Christmas decorations.

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