Holiday Hiring: A worker’s market

(NBC News) The holiday hiring season began a month ago, but retailers like Toys R Us, JC Penney and Kohl’s are reportedly still looking FOR TEMPORARY HELP.

“It’s certainly a worker’s market right now,” says Snagajob CEO Peter Harrison.

“The number of employers who keep people on just keeps growing,” he adds. “This year, 93% of employers in our survey expect to keep workers on.”

Researchers at Challenger, Gray and Christmas agree, and are calling this holiday hiring period a “three-month job interview.”

Harrison says the increased competition for workers is leading to increased wages and other benefits as well.

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