SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — Major companies are starting to fill seasonal job positions.
CBS2’s Brittney Hopper reported that Macy’s, Wal-Mart and Target are just some of the big retail stores that are amping up their employee roster during the holidays.
Nationwide, J.C. Penney is bringing on 35,000 temporary holiday workers, Toys “R” Us is hiring 45,000 and Kohl’s is employing 53,000 people.
Some seasonal workers, however, are left feeling disappointed once their job is done.
“That’s the part where it’s up and down emotionally; where the struggle comes from,” said Jamila Gaskins.
Gaskins currently has a temporary full-time job as a project manager. Her job will come to an end in December.
She said some seasonal workers hope for employment after the holiday season.
Hopper reported that sometimes there are opportunities.
“We really find some great talent out there that we bring on board. We do have a great deal of folks that continue their employment with us right after the holiday season to see a career at Macy’s,” said Melissa Ludwig of Macy’s.
Adecco, the world’s largest staffing and recruitment firm, said they’re at their busiest in October, right before the holidays begin.
“This is the busiest we’ve been all year in terms of number of employees that we have out working and number of orders that we are filling each week,” said Mara Klug.
Klug revealed why some people don’t get the job.
“During the interview process, people not making eye contact. Not being prepared with information about themselves or the company they were interviewing for. And checking their cellphone during the interview process,” she said.