Looking for a Job? These Employers Are Hiring For the Holidays

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HO-HO-HIRING!

In the last three months of the year, retail businesses add hundreds of thousands of temporary jobs in anticipation of a massive influx of holiday shoppers. Last year, businesses added 738,800 seasonal jobs, and that number is expected to remain virtually unchanged in 2016, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an employment-services firm. Although seasonal retail hiring is expected to be stagnant, the trend toward online shopping has created a massive seasonal hiring swell in two other sectors: transportation and warehousing. The two sectors hired 200,000 seasonal workers last year, compared with just 42,000 10 years ago. Even if retail hiring remains unchanged, it's an improvement over 2015, when seasonal hiring dropped 1.4 percent from 2014, which was down a full 4.8 percent from 2013. Here's a look at the retailers that are hiring for the 2016 holiday season.

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UPS

The venerable parcel-delivery company famous for its brown trucks is hiring 95,000 workers this holiday season.
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AMAZON

The e-commerce site that sells everything from food to fashion is looking to hire 120,000 seasonal workers -- 20,000 more than last year.
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MACY'S

Macy's may be closing stores, but the Cincinnati-based retailer, which operates Bloomingdale's in addition to its namesake stores, plans to hire 83,000 workers for the holidays -- 2,000 fewer than last year.
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TARGET

The fashionable discount retailer is planning to add 70,000 workers, the same as it did last holiday season.
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KOHL'S

The popular clothing and household goods retailer has trimmed its hiring outlook this year, with plans to hire 69,000 seasonal workers, more than 10,000 fewer than last year.
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WAL-MART STORES

Wal-Mart, which operates Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, has yet to announce its seasonal hiring plans. Last year, its estimate called for 60,000 new hires.
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FEDEX

Tennessee-based FedEx relies on an army of workers to help expedite holiday shipments. The delivery company plans to hire 50,000 seasonal workers, down from 55,000 last year.
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TOYS R US

The iconic toy retailer plans to hire as many workers this year as it did last holiday season: 40,000.
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J.C. PENNEY

Penney is poised to hire 40,000 new employees -- 10,000 more than last year -- to staff its department stores and warehouses for the holidays.
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U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

The popularity of online shopping is prompting the Postal Service to hire 35,000 to 40,000 additional workers to handle holiday orders, well above last year's 29,000.
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PARTY CITY

The chain known for selling costumes and party supplies plans to add 35,000 workers as holiday sales ramp up.
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GAMESTOP

The Dallas-based electronics retailer operates more than 6,600 stores and plans to hire 28,000 workers for the holidays.
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RADIAL

Radial helps retailers fill orders placed online and handle customer service. The e-commerce company plans to fill 20,000 positions this holiday season.
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BON-TON STORES

The department store operator is looking to boost staffing by more than 13,000 for the holidays. It has 267 locations in 26 states under brands including Boston Store, Bergner's, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, and Younkers.
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NORDSTROM

The Seattle-based department store chain has yet to announce seasonal hiring plans. Last year plans called for hiring nearly 12,000 workers.
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L BRANDS

L Brands, which owns stores including Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, is looking to bring on 4,000 seasonal workers this year.
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VERSANT SUPPLY CHAIN

Warehouse operator Versant Supply Chain is looking to hire 2,000 workers for the holidays. It has distribution centers in Joliet, Illinois, and Southaven, Mississippi.