(Reuters) -U.S. companies plan to hire thousands to boost staffing in their warehouses and distribution centers as they prepare for the crucial holiday shopping season.
Hiring of seasonal workers by U.S. retailers is set to drop to levels last seen in 2008, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, while holiday sales are estimated to grow at their slowest pace in five years.
Here is a list of companies that have announced hiring plans for this holiday season:
Retailers Hiring plans – Hiring plans –
JCPenney nearly 10,000 nearly 22,000
United 100,000 100,000
Bath & Body 32,500 (US and N/A
1-800-Flowe 8,000 8,000
Kroger “Seeking to hire “Seeking to
thousands of hire thousands
associates” of associates”
(Reporting by Savyata Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)