US retailers unveil hiring plans ahead of holiday shopping season

(Reuters) – (This story has been corrected to change hiring plans for Bath & Body Works to 32,500 from 2,500 in the table)

U.S. retailers plan to hire thousands to boost staffing in their warehouses and distribution centers as they prepare for the crucial holiday shopping season.

Hiring of seasonal workers by U.S. retailers is set to drop to levels last seen in 2008, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, while holiday sales are estimated to grow at their slowest pace in five years.

Here is a list of companies that have announced hiring plans for this holiday season:

Retailers Hiring plans – Hiring plans –

2023 2022 150,000


Target 100,000


Macy’s 41,000


Bath & Body N/A

Works 32,500 (US and


1-800-Flowe 8,000 8,000

Kroger “seeking to hire “seeking to

thousands of hire thousands

associates” of associates”

(Reporting by Savyata Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)