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Holiday jobs are down this year. But not at these 5 businesses

Key Points
  • U.S. companies posted nearly 20% fewer holiday season positions in September and October of this year than during those months in 2019, according to online jobs marketplace ZipRecruiter.
  • Yet the trend doesn't hold everywhere.
  • These five companies have thousands of openings.
An employee restocks shelves as shoppers visit a Lowe's hardware store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 4, 2020.
Mark Makela | Reuters

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are doing much less hiring for the holidays than usual.

U.S. companies posted nearly 20% fewer holiday season positions in September and October this year than during those months in 2019, according to online jobs marketplace ZipRecruiter.

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But the trend doesn't hold everywhere.

Here are the five companies doing the most hiring for the holidays on ZipRecruiter's website.

1. Amazon

Openings: 63,433

Sample position: Warehouse team manager

An Amazon fulfillment center in Frankenthal, Germany.
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2. Intuit

Openings: 12,667

Sample position: Remote tax expert

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3. Target

Openings: 6,012

Sample position: Cashier

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4. Walmart

Openings: 5,524

Sample position: Distribution center team member

A Walmart store in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
Eduardo Munoz | Reuters

5. Lowe's

Openings: 4,590

Sample position: Receiver/stocker

A Lowe's hardware store in Philadelphia.
Mark Makela | Reuters