Black Friday hiring roundup 2010: How to find your holiday job now


While customers clip coupons, sift through Black Friday ads and hunt for hot toys, stores are looking for extra employees to help man the seasonal sales. For those searching for jobs, both part time and full time, the holiday season marks the ideal time to land a retail gig.

As seasonal hiring begins, many stores plan to hire the same amount of employees as last year. Best Buy plans to add 29,000 holiday employees again. JCPenney stores will take on about 30,000 seasonal staff members, which is flat from last year. Target also hopes to keep its hires in line with previous years. Starting in October, Limited Brands plans to to add just over 50,000 for the second year in a row at its stores, which include names such as Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works. Walmart anticipates hiring the same amount as in recent years, but the number of newbies will be decided locally, meaning that it will vary from store to store.