» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 127 | NO. 186 | Monday, September 24, 2012

Wal-Mart's Holiday Hiring to be Up Slightly

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NEW YORK (AP) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday it expects to hire more than 50,000 people this holiday season and will be offering more hours to its existing employees.

The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., said that this year's seasonal hiring will be up slightly from last year, although it declined to give a precise figure for increase.

The discounter operates more than 4,000 stores in the U.S. and employs about 1.4 million people nationwide. It is the nation's largest private employer.

The news follows Kohl's announcement Tuesday that it will be hiring more than 52,700 people, up more than 10 percent from last year.

Kohl's Corp., based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. It also expects to hire 5,700 people for jobs at its distribution centers and 30 people for seasonal positions in its credit operations business. As of January, Kohl's had about 30,000 full-time and 112,000 part-time associates.

Analysts study the holiday hiring figures from Wal-Mart and other merchants for clues about overall employment trends and sales expectations for the holiday season, the most important period of the year for retailers.

Stores typically begin to hire for the holidays in mid-September and ramp up hiring in mid-October.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 76 166 10,044
MORTGAGES 105 195 13,070
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 35 2,573
BUILDING PERMITS 216 370 23,894
BANKRUPTCIES 82 152 9,685
BUSINESS LICENSES 42 51 3,654
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 103 264 14,227
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 53 3,116

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.