Walmart and other retailers announce seasonal hiring

ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis shares tips on how to search for a seasonal job and how to turn it into a permanent one.
3:22 | 09/24/20

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go to peopletv online, and the new issue will be on stands Friday. Thank you, Kaylee. Many companies are adding jobs for the holiday season. Our chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis has the latest on how to find them. Good morning, Rebecca. Reporter: Good morning, George. A lot of it is happening right it doesn't even mean you have to leave your home. A lot of the applications can be done in a work-from-home setting. You should find out within about 48 hours of your application whether you got the job, and employers tell us numbers of these positions will become permanent work. This morning, with more than 29 million Americans currently collecting unemployment benefits, new seasonal jobs more important than ever. Macy's exclusively telling "Gma" they will host a national holiday hiring event on September 29th to fill 25,000 full and part-time roles at their fulfillment centers across the country for the holiday season. Walmart announcing plans to hire 20,000 employees at fulfillment centers as they prep for an increase in online shopping this holiday. The retail giant hiring for a range of roles. FedEx says it plans to add more than 70,000 workers and ups who has offered jobs to seasonal employees, is looking to add 100,000 this holiday. Much of the hiring happening now for roles that last three to four months. So how do you find a seasonal gig? Job seekers can apply directly on employer websites or use a free job search engine like indeed, glassdoor or linkedin. And making that temporary position permanent means talking up front to your hiring manager. Let them know your intentions, that you would like to stick around long-term. Ask if there are any specific criteria that temporary workers need to live up to in order to become permanent, George, and make sure you do that conversation early on in the process because a number of these employers are making decisions early about who's going to stick around for the long-term, George. So the hiring process is starting right now. Are any of these seasonal jobs remote? Reporter: Well, this is the great news. A lot of them actually are this year. This is going to be a very different year for seasonal jobs. It used to be that retailers in particular would staff up for Black Friday. Well, this year Black Friday will look a lot different. Much more remote and much more I found a number of these positions are remote and they are for customer service managers so you can do everything from home. The other big difference this year will be the hours, George. People will be working different hours because of social if you are going into a location, and you're willing to work, for example, an overnight shift, that might allow you to get a job faster than someone who's more specific on which hours they need. What else can you find out about more of these jobs online? Reporter: The trick is to search for the word seasonal. Seasonal work. Always keep that in your search. Seasonal work, seasonal retail, seasonal customer service. As long as you keep that specific word when you are either on the website of your favorite retailer who is very likely hiring right now or one of these websites like linkedin or indeed.com, you should be able to find these jobs, George. More information for a lot of people. Thanks very much.

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