Holiday hiring started in earnest this month at restaurants and retailers, with experts predicting seasonal job creation not seen since the Great Recession.
Retailers and restaurants told employment experts at Challenger, Gray & Christmas that they plan to add 413,700 temporary jobs, Fortune reported. Other estimates, including one from the National Retail Federation, put the number as high as 625,000, CBS Miami reported. Nearly half of hires are expected to be full time, according to Snagajob. While retailers aimed to fill most positions before Black Friday, many stores and eateries will continue hiring in the coming days and weeks.
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