March 21, 2023

Would you like some extra cash for the holidays but can’t find a job?

Even though most financial experts say that the recession is ending, the country has a long way before it can recover from the economic crisis.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate is at 9.6 percent. In California, it is at 12.4 percent. The Inland Empire’s unemployment rate is even higher at 15 percent, according to

Instead of singing “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” this year, people will be singing “all I want for Christmas is a job.” Perhaps this year, they might just get their Christmas wish.

To help boost the economy and decrease the unemployment rates, major retail stores are hiring people for temporary jobs during the holidays.

Searching for seasonal jobs can be time consuming, because you never know who is hiring.

So, in order to save some of your time, here are a few company’s that are for sure hiring this Christmas season:

Vector Marketing
Vector Marketing, the sole distributor of Cutco Cutlery, is seeking help in sales and customer service. For this entry level, part-time position, experience is not required and training is provided. Vector Marketing is a national corporation with various locations throughout the country, including one in Riverside. Contact the Riverside office at 951-637-2850 or visit their location on 3741 Merced Drive, in suite H2.

For further information and additional locations go to

According to, Macy’s is adding 65,000 seasonal employees nationwide. They have positions open for sales associates and sales support associates. The schedules are flexible and there will be generous employee discounts for their personal purchases. If this appeals to you, go to to fill out your application.

Toys R Us
LA Times said that Toys R Us Inc. will hire 45,000 seasonal workers nationwide. They are hiring positions for sales associates with the benefit of flexible hours. For further information and to fill out the application go to

Forever 21
Are you a fashionista? If so, Forever 21 in the Riverside Plaza is hiring sales associates for the holiday season. If this catches your eye, download, print and submit your application to the store. For any additional questions about Forever 21 in Riverside Plaza contact them at 951-369-8821. To get the application go to

JC Penney
J.C. Penney in the Galleria at Tyler is hiring seasonal help with various positions available. If you want to work for this retail store, you must apply immediately, because they are hiring very soon. For further information and for inquiry about the application process call 951-687-3060.

These jobs are up for grabs, so if you want to have one this holiday season then you must apply as soon as possible.