Nationwide, holiday hiring is expected to be flat this year, according to outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Target (Fortune 500) is one of the retailers approaching the season with caution. The company plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers this year, down 20% from 88,000 a year ago. ,
Still, that's enough to put it near the top of our list, tied with Amazon as the second-biggest holiday hirer.
In August, Target reduced its sales outlook for the year, citing "cautious spending by consumers." Rival Walmart (Fortune 500) also lowered its forecast for the year, but has a different strategy. It decided to increase its , holiday crew by 10%.
In lieu of hiring more workers, Target said it plans to offer more holiday hours first to its full-time staff members.
"With year-round team members looking for more hours, we want to accommodate their requests first," the company said on its website.
Target jobs are posted on its Careers page.
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