By Kristen Bahler
October 12, 2016

Americans will spend more this holiday season than ever before, and companies are already bulking up their ranks in preparation.

The National Retail Federation predicts retail spending will rise 3.6% in November and December to a record $655.8 billion. There won’t be any more temporary positions than last year–NRF says employers will bring on between 640,000 and 690,000 workers this holiday season; unchanged from 2015’s 675,300. Online shopping is likely to blame — as consumers flock to the websites of their favorite brands to spend their holiday dollars, brick-and-mortar stores can get away with hiring less seasonal workers.

Some companies still rely on holiday help to meet in-store demand, though. From driving delivery trucks to answering customer phone calls, here are the openings most likely to give you a few extra hours this holiday season.


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