Tuesday, October 4, 2016

In a tight market, stores lure holiday workers with perks

Store manager Christina Whitt, left, jokes with customer Kelly Stenhouse, at right, at a Toys R Us store in San Jose, Calif. Whitt and workers Mitzi Solorio and Crystal Gomez, in background, are all former seasonal employees now working full time for the chain. 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. are making it easier to apply for temporary holiday jobs via mobile devices.. . . more

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