As the temperature drops and the beach days fade, the autumn seasonal hiring season is quickly approaching for many employers. Hiring quotas, capped budgets, and tight deadlines are all headaches that recruiters endure during this busy time of year.
Seasonal hiring trends differ by industry. Looking at seasonally unadjusted job openings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics over the last five years, retail trade and transportation/warehousing consistently peak in September and October. During this busy period, warehousing employers average 66% more job openings than in January.
But broad, industry-level seasonality can only tell us