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These Companies are Hiring for the Holidays

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If you're out of work or just looking to earn some extra money over the holidays, there's plenty of seasonal work available this year. But now's the time to line up that job.

The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimates that between 500,000 and 600,000 seasonal retail jobs will be created this year. Those numbers are slightly better than last year, but well below the more than 700,000  jobs created three years ago.

The most popular form of holiday work is retail.  So who's hiring?  Good Morning America's Workplace Contributor Tory Johnson says some of the biggest national retailers are this year. Here are a few of them:

  • JCPenney will add 30,000 jobs.
  • Macy's says it will add 65,000.
  • Toys R Us will hire 45,000 people, including 10,000 who'll work at their 600 new pop-up express locations.
  • Walmart doesn't release its specific numbers, but says its seasonal hiring is on par with last year.

Don't want to work retail?  Johnson says sitting services will be big, including pet and babysitters.  SeekingSitters.com... a nationwide babysitting service founded in Tulsa... sees a big jump in childcare requests from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve.

GMA's Tory Johnson says employers will begin interviewing in early to mid-October, so don't wait until Thanksgiving to look for that holiday job.  Do it now.

Here's a complete list of employers looking to fill more than 200,000 seasonal positions for the holidays.

(Source: ABCNews)

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