Money Monday: Holiday Hiring

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With the holiday’s just around the corner, job-seekers this one’s for you. Take a look at this week’s Money Monday.

If you're looking to earn a little extra cash for the holiday, how about a seasonal job?

Here's some of my quick tips:

1. Plan your search carefully

2. Apply at discount stores, retailers, and shipping companies

3. Dress the part.

4. Be Flexible


So, who's hiring?

Here locally, JCPenney says it's hiring about 500 seasonal associates throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Nationally, Target says for the fourth year in a row it wants to add 70,000 people to work in its stores. The big box store is expecting more online orders this year, so it wants to hire an additional 7,500 people to work in the distribution and fulfillment facilities. That's a thousand more people than last year.

Toys R Us is also pushing to hire thousands of seasonal workers. The company says 15-20 percent of holiday workers in recent years keep working even after the holiday season.

It's not just stores that need the help. UPS plans to add about 95,000 workers. That's about 2,000 more people than last year. The company says over the last three years nearly 40 percent of seasonal workers have been hired permanently.