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Retailers will stock up on additional staff this holiday season and more plan to transition some seasonal hires into full-time, permanent staff, according to an annual survey by CareerBuilder. Thirty-nine percent of retail hiring managers reported that they plan to hire seasonal workers this year, up from 36 percent last year and 29 percent in 2011. Forty-nine percent of U.S. employers who are hiring seasonal workers plan to transition some into full-time, permanent staff, up 10 percentage points over last year.
The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,099 hiring managers and human resource professionals between Aug.13 and Sept. 6.