NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said at an Oct. 3 press conference that the association estimated that retailers would hire 650,000 seasonal workers for the holidays in 2018, up more than 10% from last year's hiring.
In September, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas noted that retailers and logistics companies were gearing up for a "huge shopping season," and predicted a strong economy would likely push up holiday hiring for the year. . . . more