2017-10-11 / Front Page

Apply Now For Holiday Jobs

By Liz Goff
Queens job hunters hoping to cash-in on holiday employment opportunities are being urged to apply early this year.

The annual holiday hiring period is currently underway in New York City, when retailers hire thousands of temporary workers to stock shelves and handle crowds of holiday shoppers.
Depending on the job and the employer, seasonal workers this year may earn from $15 to $20 an hour for store clerks and up to $25 an hour for assistant store managers.

Macy’s is planning to hire a large number of seasonal workers for the 2017 holiday season to staff its Macy’s and affiliate stores, call centers and distribution centers. To apply, visit  www.Macysjobs.com/

JC Penny will soon start sorting through job applications for the 2017 holiday season. To apply, visit www.jcpenny.net/

Target is planning to offer dozens of seasonal opportunities in its stores in Queens. To apply, visit www.Target.com.

Lord & Taylor is hiring sales associates and supply associates at its Manhattan and Long Island stores. To apply, visit  www.Lordandtaylor.com/careers and www.Ruscareers.com.

People interested in finding hourly employment or temporary positions during the 2017 holiday season are also advised to seek employment at local pet shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, clothing, appliance and discount stores in local neighborhoods.

Only a fraction of seasonal jobs will lead to permanent employment, job analysts said. Analysts said people seeking temporary holiday employment – for extra cash or rent money, should move quickly since most retailers are expected to start hiring seasonal workers early this year.

Competition is always fierce for holiday jobs, so apply as soon as possible, retailers said.

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