Dow Jones, a News Corp company
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services
Retail job openings outpace hiring, leading to extra perks such as profit-sharing and paid time off
The holiday shopping season is still two months away. But faced with record-low unemployment and rising wages in other industries, U.S. retailers already are scrambling to find enough workers to staff their stores.
Retailers have begun their annual push for holiday workers earlier than ever, raising pay and offering perks such as profit-sharing and paid time off for part-time associates. They also are hosting recruiting marathons with the goal of hiring thousands of workers in a single day.