National retailers predict a 2.8-percent increase in holiday sales this year, the article says; however, many businesses will be hiring fewer temporary seasonal workers than they did pre-recession.
In Spokane County, Wash., for example, for most of the past decade retailers hired between 1,700 and 2,000 seasonal workers, says Doug Tweedy, regional labor economist for Spokane County. But in 2009 and 2010, retailers cut that number to around 800 seasonal jobs,he said.
To read more about the seasonal job market and how it might apply to your staffing firm, click here. Although the article focuses on the Spokane, Wash., hiring environment, this is a national trend, and the tips provided can apply to any staffing firm.