National companies already hiring workers for the holidays

Target wants to add 70,000 people to work in its stores

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(CNN) – Now hiring for the holidays. Industries affected by the gift-giving season have announced big plans to hire seasonal workers. People who typically get paid hourly, and work from November through January.

Target says, for the fourth year in a row, it wants to add 70,000 people to work in its stores. The big box store is expecting more online orders this year, so it wants to hire an additional 7,500 people to work in the distribution and fulfillment facilities; that’s roughly 1,000 more people than last year.

Toys R Us is also pushing to hire thousands of seasonal workers, and it could translate into something more permanent for some hires. The company says 15% to 20% of holiday workers in recent years keep working even after the holiday season.

It’s not just stores that need the help. UPS plans to add about 95,000 workers; that’s about 2,000 more people than last year. The company says over the last three years, nearly 40% of seasonal workers have been hired permanently.

If you need a job go online. Many companies have websites specifically to hire seasonal workers. You can also apply to many seasonal jobs in store. In October, Target and Toys R Us will have national hiring events at all their locations.

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