Hiring holiday help: Tips for those looking for seasonal employment

Too many jobs and not enough workers. The unemployment rate is lower than it's been since the 1960s, and now retailers are going the extra mile to lure seasonal workers.

From offering paid vacations, employee discounts, gift card incentives and paid vacation, seasonal workers might find more benefits this year and in years past.

With the extra leverage, workers should consider asking for the following:

  • Negotiate higher pay
  • Request paid vacation
  • Ask about signing bonuses
  • Employee discount extensions

Below are some of the companies looking to hire: