What Are Some Options for Retail Jobs During the Holidays?


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Some options for retail jobs during the holidays include working at stores such as Build-A-Bear, Toys “R” Us and The Container Store, all of which regularly hire seasonal help. Electronics stores such as Best Buy and stores that also ship a lot of items such as Amazon.com also frequently hire during the holiday season.

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The Build-A-Bear Workshop store gets very busy around the holiday season. The store helps children create custom-made stuffed animals, including changing their size, overall appearance, clothing and even adding music or a voice recording inside each bear. Employees during the holidays help with choosing the right bear, work in the gift shop or work in the food area of the store. The Container Store only hires a small percentage of people that apply, but it frequently hires more people during the holidays in full-time positions.

Toys “R” Us naturally gets a lot more business during the holidays, and throughout all the stores and distribution centers in the United States, it hires about 45,000 temporary employees. The store continues hiring people until Christmas. Seasonal employees are told the amount of hours they can expect to work and how long the position is to last for. The average amount of hours for seasonal work is 16 to 20 hours a week.

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