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Big-Box Retailers Offer Competitive Incentives to Seasonal Hires

Big-box stores, including Target and Kohl’s, are looking for new ways to compete for tens of thousands of seasonal workers, the Chicago Tribune reports.

“A strong economy has retailers expecting a busy holiday shopping season, but with unemployment near historic lows, staffing up to handle extra demand could be a challenge,” the newspaper article says.

The companies will likely “face off on pay and perks” to win temporary hires, according to the Tribune. 

For example, seasonal workers at Target will receive starting pay of $12 per hour and be eligible for $500 gift card prize drawings, the article says.

Kohl’s holiday hires will get opportunities for “larger-than-usual discounts” and Macy’s temporary workers can “earn quarterly incentives if they achieve certain goals,” the article says.

About Kate Klein

Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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