Now we turn to a big boost in holiday hiring which could mean extra money for american families. There's a new report predicting a spike in the way consumers spend over the holidays on average... See More
Now we turn to a big boost in holiday hiring which could mean extra money for american families. There's a new report predicting a spike in the way consumers spend over the holidays on average spending $40 more this holiday season which means companies said they are ready to hire hundreds of thousand of people to help them. We asked abc's cecilia vega how much they pay and what you have to do to keephe job next year. Reporter: Just about everyone at this job fair was clinging for two things. Resume and hope. How long have you been out of work? Eight months now. Wow. Anything you can get your hans on you have to take it. Reporter: But for the unemployed. The gifts may be coming early this year. As many as 700,000 seasonal jobs around the country will be up for grabs in preparation for what may beet best holiday hiring season in five years. Some of the biggest names in retail are already accepting applications. Kohl's expect to hire 52,000 workers, a whopping $10,000 more. At walmart. 50,000 jobs. 45,000 at toys are you. Up 5,000 from last year and 90,000 jobs at target. What we're seeing are retailers placing big bets. And $7 an hour is $5,000 for the holiday pay. It may not be much to live on but it's a dream come true. For this man it's a dream come true. For some those jobs stayed permanent. Toys "r" us kept 16%. Target 30%. Actually applied at target. I hope a get a callback. Reporter: Fingers crossed. Yes. Reporter: Finger crossed. If you want one of these jobs you have to apply now. Many will be swooped up by the end of october well in advance of black friday. If people work hard and make a good impression, these jobs there's for the taking. They could become permanent jobs not just temporary jobs.
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