Oct 30, 2013 9:11 PM by Sean Mooney
TUCSON - If you're shopping for a job this holiday season, retailers are already in a giving mood. A survey of retailers finds that stores will be stocking up on staff this year and many of those seasonal jobs are available right here in Tucson.
According to an annual survey by career-builders.com of over two thousand hiring professionals, retailers are expecting a busy holiday shopping season.
When asked if their stores would be hiring seasonal workers this year 39% said yes, up 3% from last year and up 10% from 2011. According to the poll, these part time positions could lead to long term employment with nearly half of those surveyed, 49%, reporting they plan to make some of those people they hire full time employees.
Outside of retail positions, some of the hottest jobs for the holidays include customer service, shipping and delivery and inventory management.
In Tucson jobs have already been posted on the Tucson Mall and Park Place Mall web sites.
Tucson Mall and Park Place Mall Marketing Manager, Brighid Brown, says many more job listings are expected to be added in the coming weeks, "Now is the really the time when stores are going to start ramping up and placing their jobs out on the website, so I would suggest looking early and applying early. That will be your best chance at securing that employment."
To apply online for a position at the malls click the following links to check on job availability.