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Pandemic reinvents holiday hiring for retailers

November 02, 2020

Pandemic reinvents holiday hiring for retailers
Cart sanitizers, curbside shipping people and masks enforcers. The push to hire brief workers has started in earnest this vacation season in a few instances, weeks earlier than ultimate yr. But the pandemic has reshaped the types of jobs outlets are recruiting for.
 
As more shoppers shrink back from shops and shift their purchases on-line throughout the pandemic, outlets have stepped up the tempo of hiring at warehouses. At the same time, they\’re looking for employees who can take care of new tasks like checking temperatures and booking shop appointments for buyers who nonetheless want the in-save experience but are jittery about publicity to the coronavirus.
 
Signet Jewelers, which operates Zales and Jared, is hiring concierges who e-book keep appointments, cope with crowds and help out with curbside pickup at its stores at some stage in the festive season. It started its recruiting efforts late summer time in preference to early fall.

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