As the Holiday Season Approaches, Retailers Fear Worker Shortage
As the Holiday Season Approaches, Retailers Fear Worker Shortage

Retail businesses are beginning to hire for seasonal jobs, but may find a lack of available workers.

Facing challenges amid a tight labor market, retail businesses beginning to recruit temporary employees for the high-traffic holiday season are finding fewer quality candidates seeking seasonal work.

A CNBC article discussed how the employment rate, currently under 4 percent, was creating less leeway in the job market, meaning retailers are poised to have more difficulty filling the roles than in years past.

The article noted that according to employment firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, approximately 330,000 seasonal job openings have been posted by stores, websites and delivery companies so far. That number is expected to double in coming weeks. Hiring platform ZipRecruiter told CNBC it had twice as many retail job openings posted this August than it did at the same time last year.

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