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Holiday 2019: US Retail Hiring Set To Be Flat

Executive Summary

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.

Click here to read Coresight’s coverage on US holiday retail and gain key retail insights for 2019 and prior years.

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