Retailers are Hiring 650,000 Temporary Workers for the Holidays

Hiring Temporary Workers for Holidays

The holidays are, of course, the busiest time of the year for retailers but this year is one for the record books. In a report released this week, The National Retail Federation expects retailers to hire between 585,000 and 650,000 temporary workers this holiday season. With sales in November and December to hit between $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion as shoppers continue to spend in a stronger economy, there is an ever-growing demand for top talent in the retail industry. Randstad US alone is looking to fill more than 25,000 seasonal positions nationwide. While Macy’s announced they will hire 80,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, along with employees to handle online orders.

With such a huge increase in staff, it can be difficult for brands and retailers to manage this new temporary workforce. Outdated methods such as spreadsheets, paper schedules, and manual budgeting will do nothing but slow down management and add time spent worried about manual tasks that take away from the valuable time that should be spent focusing on making important sales. Thankfully, with the right resources, managers can reduce this administrative and operational burden. AllWork’s platform helps retailers access and manage this temporary workforce with an on-demand and flexible approach so they can deploy talent where and when they need them. From scheduling talent to accurate time and attendance, all of the software and services are combined in one place, making it easier for talent, brands, and retail businesses to connect and work together.

Learn more about how you can use AllWork this holiday season to efficiently find, manage, and pay your retail staff. Our jobs platform allows you to quickly post an open retail position and get qualified candidates in the store – fast. For more information, or to see a full demo of the AllWork platform, contact us at