With the economy recovering and the labor market tight, retailers are working harder to recruit temp workers for the upcoming holiday season. Among the inducements: higher pay, extra discounts, flexible hours, mobile job applications (hhgregg), and nationwide recruitment fares (Target, Macy’s).
“Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market. They’re also more determined to lock in their workers earlier. Macy’s and Target are holding their first nationwide recruitment fairs, and others like consumer electronics chain Hhgregg Inc.”