Georgians looking to pick up some extra work for the holidays probably won’t see more opportunity to do that this year than in recent years. Retailers are forecasting about 20,000 seasonal jobs in Georgia for October, November and December, according to the Georgia Retail Association. That tracks closely with last year’s hiring.
Early holiday sales forecasts look positive for the nation’s stores, with the National Retail Federation predicting 4 percent growth. Georgia retailers expect even healthier growth in the final months of the year.
Those shoppers who crammed stores on Black Friday in many cases depended on seasonal employees to help them with their purchases. Career guru Brandon Smith says getting a part-time holiday job can bulk up your resume and unlock new career paths.