As 2020 perhaps thankfully comes to a close, the competition for seasonal roles at major retailers is expected to be fierce. The economy has hit many of us very hard this year, and the appeal of a few months working in retail during the holidays is even stronger for most US families than it is most years, with so many going through profound changes and continued uncertainty regarding multiple profound factors.
The Better Business Bureau recommends that those considering seasonal work think about starting their search earlier rather than later, and to consider potentially working where they already shop for multiple reasons. Also, remember that year-round employees have their pick of preferred holiday schedule, so remember to be flexible about potentially working some inconvenient hours.
Since the COVID outbreak, online retailers and shipping companies have been flush with business, and several of the major brick & mortar chains are going to be open for shoppers during the holiday season. Here are 23 companies that will be hiring for seasonal workers this year.
About the company: Nordstrom, Inc. is an online fashion specialty retailer, offering apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. The company offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. It sells its products through various channels, including Nordstrom full-line stores, Nordstrom Rack off-price stores, Last Chance clearance stores, and Jeffrey boutiques; and through the catalog and the Internet.
About the company: Amazon is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators. It offers users merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. It also enables authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content via its branded websites. In addition, it provides co-branded credit card agreements and advertising services, serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, and manufactures and sells electronic devices.
About the company: Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services offering consumer electronics and more. Its family of brands and partnerships includes brands such as Best Buy, Audiovisions, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star, Magnolia Audio Video, Pacific Sales, and Cowboom. The company is comprised of over 155,000 employees, and they apply their talents to bring the benefits of its brands to the lives of its customers through retail locations, multiple call centers, and websites, in-home solutions, product delivery, and activities in its community.
About the company: FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. They offer integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 employees to remain absolutely, positively focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities.
About the company: Macy’s is one of the premier omnichannel retailers of beauty, fashion, home decor, and more products. The company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury, and Macy’s Backstage.
About the company: Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. Target makes itself a preferred shopping destination by offering outstanding value, inspiration, innovation, and an exceptional guest experience that no other retailer can deliver. Target is committed to responsible corporate citizenship, ethical business practices, environmental stewardship, and generous community support.
About the company: United Parcel Service, or UPS, is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to manage the world of business more efficiently. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
About the company: Walmart is a multinational retail corporation that operates several chains of discount department and warehouse stores. It offers a full line of grocery items, including meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, floral, and dry grocery as well as consumables such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; health and wellness services such as pharmacy, optical, over-the-counter drugs, and clinical services; entertainment products, including electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid services, movies, music, video games, and books.
About the company: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is a floral and gift retailer offering fresh flowers, plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, balloons, and plush toys. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM offers the best of both worlds: exquisite arrangements created by some of the nation’s top floral artists and hand-delivered the same day, and spectacular flowers shipped overnight.
About the company: Cabela’s is a direct marketer and specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and related outdoor recreation merchandise. From corporate headquarters in Sidney, Nebraska, to its growing number of retail locations throughout the United States and Canada, Cabela’s Outfitters are proud of where they work and value being part of a caring family.
About the company: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer, as well as eCommerce websites and catalog operations for both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.
About the company: Kohl’s Corporation operates family-oriented department stores that sell apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows, and housewares. Kohl’s apparel and home fashions appeal to classic, modern classic, and contemporary customers. In addition, Kohl’s offers on-line shopping on its website at www.Kohls.com. Originally designed as an added service for customers who prefer to shop using the Internet, the Website includes a selection of items and categories beyond what is available in stores, with a primary focus on sizes, product line extensions, and web-exclusive product lines.
About the company: Lowe’s is a Fortune 50 home improvement company serving approximately 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2019 sales of $72.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1921 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts.
About the company: DraftKings is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish, and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only U.S.-based vertically integrated sports betting operator.
About the company: Harry and David is a retailer of gourmet gift baskets with fresh fruit and chocolates. In 1934, brothers Harry and David turned their extraordinary Royal Riviera® Pears into the perfect holiday gift. To this day, we offer a wide variety of quality hand-packed gift baskets and towers, fresh fruit gifts, gourmet treats, chocolate gifts, and business gifts for every occasion. The company’s gifts are available online, in stores and catalogs, and through select retail partners. Shipped to arrive on time, in perfect condition.
About the company: Williams-Sonoma is a retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware that offers products for every room in the house from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office, and even the hall closet. The company’s product portfolio includes kitchenware, furniture, and linens, as well as other houseware and home furnishings, along with a variety of specialty foods, and soaps, and lotions.
About the company: Michaels is the largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall decor, and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist. Additionally, the company serves customers through Michaels.com, consumercrafts.com, and aaronbrothers.com.
About the company: Founded in 1999 and headquartered in New York City, UncommonGoods is a catalog and online retailer of creatively designed, high-quality products. UncommonGoods works with a growing network of artists and makers to bring unique and special products to customers across the world.
About the company: A growing software development company dedicated to the future while remaining loyal to our roots in tax preparation and family values. TaxSlayer grew out of a family-owned company with 50 years in the tax preparation business. TaxSlayer provides online tax preparation software for electronic filing of federal and state tax returns. The company strives to provide customers with the highest quality software and online technical support.
About the company: Modsy combines advanced 3D graphics, computer vision, and creative curation to provide its customers with home design guidance and plans. It allows its customers to see inspirational designs and decor within the context of their own home and shows ideas for their space before making any changes. Modsy helps new homeowners, remodelers, and renters create an ideal, personalized design. It was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About the company: Minted is a design platform whose mission is to bring the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company uses technology to bring the unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward products. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest.
About the company: Huckberry is an independent online retailer for guys who love adventure. Over a million young, active professionals trust Huckberry as their leading resource and retailer for emerging brands, gear, and lifestyle inspiration. It is bootstrapped, profitable, and proud. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.