This sequel to the first infographic about holiday hiring from Adecco presents some new information about what has changed in the recruitment scene. Since the holiday season is usually the busiest season for retail companies in particular, many organisations need to take on temporary workers to cope with the extra demand in order to keep their businesses profitable.
To give you an overview of the holiday hiring this year, here are some key facts from the infographic:
- Around 400,000 of seasonal hires were made by just 7 of the biggest retailers as opposed to 300,000 by the 5 biggest retail companies (Macy’s Inc., Kohl’s, JC Penney, Target, Wall-Mart) last year.
- 75% of the hires were directly influenced by the holiday season. This was most obvious in retail, transport & logistics and wholesale trade sectors in contrast to 50% from last year.
- In 2014, US Postal Service and FedEx made 9,000 and 20,000 more extra hires compared to 2013.
- Overall, 1,303,000 private sector jobs were added in the US Q4 in 2014 compared to 1,739,600 in the US Q4 2013.
As you would expect, holiday spending benefits every consumer and company who is investing a lot of money in recruiting more employees. By doing so, they expect to bring in more profits for the company while at the same time contributing back to the US economy.
What’s your own view or experience on the subject? Have you noticed any similar changes to the company you work for during the holiday season? Let me know in the comments section below…