Retailers may find it harder to find workers for holidays because of the gig economy

Nov 18, 2016

We’re coming up on the holiday shopping season. And you can be sure retail and delivery companies know that. They’re trying to hire temporary seasonal workers. Target, UPS, Amazon, the list goes on — they’re all competing to staff their sales counters and get orders out the door — and it’s tough because unemployment’s even lower than it was last year. Plus, there’s a new labor competitor on the block — the gig economy. 

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