Holiday 2019: US Retail Hiring Set To Be Flat
Part of our Holiday 2019 series, this report outlines key developments related to holiday hiring in US retail.
- Early signs are that major US retailers will hire similar or fewer numbers of seasonal employees than last year.
- Retail job creation in the US has slowed this year, with 903,000 job openings in July (latest reported), about 156,000 fewer than last year.
- Retailers are offering higher wages, along with additional perks, to attract seasonal staff. Some retailers started hiring early.
- Allied sectors such as transportation and warehousing are seeing an increase in hiring activity as retailers seek support to keep up with the growing online shopping trend.