Holiday jobs outlook full of good cheer

Sep 14, 2018
Seasonal hiring likely to be so strong, employers will vie to fill jobs.
Amazon's 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Kent, Washington.
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U.S.-China trade tensions worry Christmas exporters

Aug 7, 2018
Most imported Christmas decorations in the U.S. are made in China and trade fears loom.
Suppliers say that the cost of making Christmas products has gone up — even without U.S.-China trade tensions. 
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Inside New York City's 24-hour Christmas tree stands

Dec 22, 2017
A few days before Christmas, our reporter sets out to find a tree for the office.
Danny Abbott hangs lights for the night crew at Soho Trees in New York City.
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Ask a Manager: Should you let loose at the office holiday party?

Is it ever appropriate to give your boss a gift? We take your biggest holiday questions and ask a manager.
Should you let loose at the office holiday party?
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These days, the holiday magic happens in warehouses

Dec 14, 2017
With online shopping now a $400 billion industry, fulfillment centers and warehouses are central to the season.
During the holiday season, orders to consumers nearly double at AMS Fulfillment Services, a company located outside of Los Angeles.
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Christmas has always been about consumption

Dec 8, 2017
And if you feel like the holiday used to be better, you're not alone.
Flanders says it's what we consume around Christmas that's changed over the years.
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Circa 1954, English novelist and magazine columnist Monica Dickens reads to her children from "A Christmas Carol" by her grandfather Charles Dickens.  
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In holiday shopping season, brick and mortar stores have Santa advantage

Nov 23, 2017
Macy’s flagship store in New York’s Herald Square now requires an online reservation for visits with Santa. “Santa’s a popular guy,” goes the explanation. Some 250,000 visitors come to Macy’s “Santaland” each year, according to the company. Santa visits are a big draw…