Hiring in October can be a challenging month for hiring if you’re looking to grow your team. Because we’re starting the last quarter of the year, many businesses are getting low on their budgets and can’t necessarily afford the cost that comes with making new hires.  

Unfortunately there are more challenges that come with hiring in October. One of those is that it’s sort of an in-between time for job seekers to be looking for new opportunities. Summer jobs just ended and students went back to school. Not only that, but there’s still a nationwide staff shortage that’s impacting just about every industry, especially hospitality and retail.  

The Scariest Thing About Hiring in October

But that’s not the scariest thing about hiring in October. Hands down the scariest part is knowing that big name retailers are going to start hiring seasonal employees, soon. Recently Amazon announced they have a goal of hiring a quarter of a million people to tackle the holiday ordering demand. Though some retailers might be pulling back on the number of seasonal workers they’re hiring, Amazon’s needs alone account for a huge portion of the available workforce. And as it is, the U.S. has “1.4 million fewer Americans participating in the labor force today compared to February of 2020” according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  

With all these factors in mind, it’s not hard to understand why October is a scary month to hire in. There’s a lot of uncertainty that makes the decision-making process challenging. Plus, how do you find the workers you need when you know they may be scooped up by a major retailer before you have the opportunity?  

Your one-stop solution to hiring in October: find a staffing partner you can trust, like LGC.  

For twenty years, LGC has been partnering with clients to help them with their staffing needs during the holiday season. How? We’ve also spent those two decades building a nationwide workforce that can be easily deployed to fulfill our client’s needs. Here are just a few reasons why LGC needs to be your holiday staffing solution:  

  • We can send you workers, right when you need them. Unexpected absences or last-minute changes to the schedule? We’ve got you covered.  
  • As a client, you’ll gain access to a mobile app that can help simplify managing your roster and time sheets.  
  • There’s no long-term commitment. If you don’t need additional staff after the holiday rush, there’s no pressure to continue requesting staff through LGC. But of course, we’re happy to assist in the New Year as well! 
  • Because LGC staff are employed by us, you don’t have to worry about costs that are associated with laying off employees. 
  • You can put the time you save on recruiting, interviewing, and hiring towards tasks that grow and scale your business.  

Though hiring in October can be scary, we promise that LGC is all treat and no trick. Take the worry away from wondering where you’ll get amazing staff this holiday season. Contact LGC to learn more about our customizable staffing solutions.