Big-box stores, including Target and Kohl’s, are looking for new ways to compete for tens of thousands of seasonal workers, the Chicago Tribune reports.
“A strong economy has retailers expecting a busy holiday shopping season, but with unemployment near historic lows, staffing up to handle extra demand could be a challenge,” the newspaper article says.
The companies will likely “face off on pay and perks” to win temporary hires, according to the Tribune.
For example, seasonal workers at Target will receive starting pay of $12 per hour and be eligible for $500 gift card prize drawings, the article says.
Kohl’s holiday hires will get opportunities for “larger-than-usual discounts” and Macy’s temporary workers can “earn quarterly incentives if they achieve certain goals,” the article says.