Thursday, September 23, 2010

Michigan retailers to hire 15,000-20,000 extra people for the holidays

Jackie Headapohl 
According to the latest Michigan Retailers Association survey, Michigan's retailers plan to hire between 15,000-20,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, about the same as last year.

Only 5 percent of of the association's members plan to hire more people for the holiday season this year. The majority — 88 percent — aren't increasing hires for the holidays. Seven percent plan to hire fewer workers than they did last year.

Retailers such as Macy's typically begin their holiday hiring in October and shopping malls are beginning to see positions pop up on their job boards. Experts suggest that holiday job seekers look at the malls' job boards rather than going from store to store to ask who's hiring. 

A list of malls in Michigan is available online for those looking for holiday jobs.

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