EmploymentCrossing Jobs Data Shows Holiday Season Jobs Growth Better Than in 2011

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More seasonal jobs at EmploymentCrossing substantiate expected growth in holiday season jobs and part-time jobs.



More seasonal jobs at EmploymentCrossing substantiate expected growth in holiday season jobs and part-time jobs.

This holiday season the numbers of seasonal hiring is expected to be greater than that of last year according to recent surveys and studies. The recently published Challenger Annual Holiday Hiring Outlook claims that retailers are upbeat about sales prospects, but there may not be a big hiring surge like in 1999, which was during the dotcom boom. However, the numbers of holiday season hires are going to be significantly higher than in last year and add at least 40,000 more jobs, despite some employers like Target predicting lower recruitment numbers.

However, positive trends including greater sales expectations can lead to a temporary surge in hiring. In August 2012 the total payroll employment was up by more than 1.8 million workers in 2011. That is sure to make a significant difference as also the growth in weekly earnings reported by the bureau of labor statistics.

Kohl’s has already announced that it would be increasing its seasonal recruiting by more than 20%, from 40,000 in 2011 to an expected 52,700 this year. UPS and FedEx are expected to add workers if the holiday season gets under way with close to two million more people having jobs than they had last year. Big retailers like Wal Mart and Toys R US are also expected to boost hiring. However the situation is significantly better than that in 2011, when there were only 1.9% growth in seasonal jobs compared to more than 30% in 2010.

The projections made in the Challengers Annual Holiday Hiring Outlook fully agree with the job trends data observed at America’s top job board, EmploymentCrossing. EmploymentCrossing, America’s leading job site, also reported an increase in the number of part-time, temporary, and seasonal jobs in recent weeks. In fact, in just the last seven days, the job board listed over 550,000 jobs in the private sector, a positive indication of jobs growth

Harrison Barnes, CEO of EmploymentCrossing was enthusiastic over the jobs trend in all sectors and felt that “this year seasonal employment is going to be significantly better than in 2011”.

EmploymentCrossing currently lists 127,000 jobs in the healthcare industry, 72,000 jobs in the IT sector, 32,000 job openings in financial services, 22,000 in accounting and 14,000 in the education sector. Details on job openings in other sectors can be found here: http://www.employmentcrossing.com/lcjssearchresults.php?d=1500&kwt=&kwd=&lq=&lqc=United%20States&rd=100&rc=&du=&pgr=20&pgn=1&jst=&sto=&q1=&q2=&cat=&ext=&sb=r&usersearch=1

About EmploymentCrossing:

EmploymentCrossing is part of the Employment Research Institute, which is one of the most powerful and comprehensive organizations dedicated to helping professionals find jobs for enhancing their careers. Employment Research Institute consists of 120+ of industry-specific and 120+ location-specific job boards which consolidates every job opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also offers a seventy two-hour free trial to new members.

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