Holiday Hiring in Washington will be on Par with 2012
NBCRightNow.com - Washington retailers will add around 13,500 seasonal workers from October through December of 2013.
state's Employment Security Department says employers hired around
13,700 seasonal workers in 2012, which was about three percent higher
than the department's prediction.
The bulk of hiring will be
in general merchandise stores, adding nearly 7,500 jobs, but down about
1,100 positions from the same period last year. Clothing and
clothing-accessory stores expect to
hire about 3,700 holiday workers, slightly up from the 2012 holiday
retailers are expected to hire less holiday help in 2013, with some 700,000
temporary hires projected from October through December. That would fall below
the 751,800 hired last year.
The department predicts around 405 people will be hired in Kennewick and 213 in Yakima.