It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – sort of BY Emily Douglas 27 Oct 2020 Share It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – sort of. 2020 has been a strange year, with many of use glad to see the end of it. Despite COVID-19 still raging through the world, many businesses are preparing themselves for a mass recruitment drive to help with the seasonal sales rush. A recent report form FlexJobs has identified organizations looking to ramp up hiring this December. These jobs cover all roles from finance to HR, sales to remote customer service. The top 13 companies hiring this festive period are: 1. Amazon 2. DraftKings 3. Harry & David 4. Huckberry Most Read Returning to work? Companies reveal vaccine policies Why Gen Z will change the way we work Canada to allow vaccinated US travellers over border 5. Minted 6. Modsy 7. Perkins & Co 8. Popcorn Factory 9. Sundance Institute 10. TaxSlayer 11. Uncommon Goods 12. VF Corporation 13. Williams-Sonoma Speaking on the research, Sara Sutton, CEO of FlexJobs, revealed by the pandemic isn’t really hampering recruitment. “Particularly right now, as people are still reeling from the negative impact COVID-19 has had on personal finances, seasonal jobs are an attractive option not only to help alleviate the pressure of the cash-strapped holiday season, but also help workers get back on their feet and potentially transition from seasonal work to full-time employment,” she explained. “The good news for job seekers is that many factors are increasing the demand for seasonal workers, as well as driving up their wages in many cases.” And it’s good news all round for the retail recruitment sector, as Walmart recently announced plans to hire 10,000 employees across Canada. “Walmart is all about people. It’s our people who make Walmart special and who represent us with our customers in communities across the country,” added Horacio Barbeito, president and CEO of Walmart Canada. “Walmart is a place where you can make the most of your talent and skills and I’m eager to welcome these 10,000 new associates to the team.” You've reached your limit - Register for free now for unlimited access To read the full story, just register for free now - GET STARTED HERE Already subscribed? Log in below LOGIN Remember me Forgot password?