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Companies hire for Chicago administrative jobs

Posted on November 5, 2013

As the entire country ramps up for the holidays, many companies are hiring for Chicago administrative jobs, among others.

According to a recent survey, thirty-nine percent of retail hiring managers reported that they plan to hire seasonal workers this year, up from 36 percent last year and 29 percent in 2011. Employers in information technology (18 percent), leisure and hospitality (16 percent) and financial services (16 percent) also plan to hire seasonal staff. Half (51 percent) of employers hiring seasonal staff will pay $10 or more per hour.

Popular positions companies will be recruiting for this holiday season include:

Customer Service – 33 percent
Shipping/Delivery – 18 percent
Inventory Management – 17 percent
Administrative/Clerical – 15 percent
Sales (non-retail) – 12 percent
Marketing – 9 percent
Accounting/Finance – 6 percent

“Seasonal employment is expected to be somewhat better than last year, and can lead to more than just extra income for workers,” said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. “Nearly half (49 percent) of U.S. employers who are hiring seasonal workers plan to transition some into full-time, permanent staff. This is up ten percentage points over last year and indicative of a growing trend where employers are test-driving candidates before committing to a long-term hire. Seasonal work is a good way for job seekers to network, showcase their abilities and secure a permanent position in a variety of industries.”

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