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Target adding retail jobs in San Antonio?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

A new holiday hiring outlook from Challenger, Gray, & Christmas shows that Target is busy adding retail jobs in San Antonio.

Target was the first major retailer to reveal its national holiday hiring plans, announcing Monday that it will add nearly 70,000 extra workers in its stores this year. That represents just under 10 percent of the more than 700,000 retail job gains expected this holiday season in a new outlook from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Retail hiring this holiday season is forecast to remain unchanged from a year ago, when seasonal employment in the sector increased by 738,800 during the final three months of the year. Last year’s job gains were 1.4 percent lower than the previous year, when retailers added 749,100, according to employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

“The big change we are seeing, however, is that while seasonal retail jobs remain flat or shrink, there has been a marked increase in seasonal job gains in other sectors. The sector with the biggest increase in holiday hiring in recent years has been transportation and warehousing, as more and more holiday shopping is done online,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Indeed, even as Target announced its plans to add 70,000 retail workers, which is unchanged from a year ago, the company reported that it would also be adding 7,500 people in its distribution facilities, which ship online orders and send products to stores.

Last year, BLS data show that transportation and warehousing employment increased by a non-seasonally adjusted 200,500 workers in November and December. A decade ago, the seasonal job gains for this sector measured just 42,400.

FedEx and UPS, alone, announced plans to add 150,000 extra holiday workers last year. Both are expected to announce hiring plans soon and the expectation is that they will add at least 150,000 between them again this year.

Walmart hires for seasonal jobs in San Antonio

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Walmart is looking to hire big for the holiday season and is recruiting for seasonal jobs in San Antonio.

Walmart announced today plans to deliver its trademark low prices for customers this holiday while meeting their everyday needs throughout the season. For the first time, Walmart is deploying an army of Holiday Helpers to better serve customers in the checkout line.

The retailer has also dramatically increased the amount of products available through its Pickup service, launched thousands of rollbacks along with other great prices available every day, and will add millions of items to Walmart.com in the coming months.

Starting Nov. 4, Walmart’s Holiday Helpers will be in stores dedicated to helping customers get through the checkout process faster. Holiday Helpers, ready with candy canes and smiles, will assist customers with finding the shortest line, open registers as needed and will even quickly grab items customers might have forgotten. During peak times, Walmart stores will increase the number of Holiday Helpers serving customers.

These Holiday Helpers will bring the holiday spirit to stores, which will be transformed into winter wonderlands this year. Customers will also enjoy more than 150,000 planned demos and visits from Santa who will make 23,000 appearances throughout the season.

“I can’t remember another year when I’ve been this excited about the merchandise we are offering customers,” said Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “It’s not just about one category or one item. Our whole store is going to be stocked with new, exciting items from hot toys to new electronics available at the best prices. We will win the season on price, from the first weekend in November to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and through those final weeks in December.”

Companies hiring for healthcare jobs in San Antonio

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

A new post from jobs giant Monster.com shows that companies may have hired last month for healthcare jobs in San Antonio.

These companies are making the biggest hires in September:

Company name # of jobs
1. Unitedhealth Group 1,481
2. Macy’s 930
3. TruGreen 742
4. Pilot Flying J 739
5. T-Mobile 551
6. Aflac 467
7. American Income 403
8. AT&T 398
9. Advantage Solutions 353
10. Brookdale Senior Living 333
11. Christus Health 311
12. Kindred Healthcare 297
13. KinderCare Education 266
14. UPS 265
15. Northrop Grumman 261
16. Good Samaritan Society 260
17. RehabCare 258
18. Aramark 210
19. Murphy Oil 208
20. Avon 197
21. Sprint 177
22. Wells Fargo 172
23. ESRI 171
24. The Bon-Ton 159
25. Younkers 145
26. NVIDIA Corporation 134
27. Liberty National Insurance 133
28. Rite Aid 122
29. Forever 21 121
30. National Vision 120
31. Herberger’s 115
32. Swift Tranport 106
33. Terminix 103
34. Carson’s 100
35. Ajilon 99
36. Ciber 98
37. Kenan Advantage Group 95
38. Enterprise Rent-a-Car 91
39. Power Home Remodeling 90
40. Saber Healthcare 88
41. Learning Care Group 87
42. RetailData 86
43. Life Care Centers of America 84
44. Sears 74
45. Maintenance Engineering 65
46. Clean Harbors 65
47. Oldcastle 62
48. PMA USA 61
49. Agfa 59
50. ABM 58