The ranks of the unemployed are about to shrink, at least temporarily thanks to some 700,000 seasonal jobs opening up across the country.
In fact, this could be the best holiday hiring season in five years. With an expected spike in holiday spending, big name retailers are already accepting applications.
Here's a breakdown of some of the major retailers hiring:
Kohls plans to hire more than 52,000 workers - http://www.kohlscareers.com/
Walmart plans to have 50,000 positions - https://hiringcenter.walmartstores.com/OnlineHiringCenter/initialPage.jsp
Toys R Us should have 45,000 jobs - http://www.toysrusinc.com/careers/
Target will have as many as 90,000 positions - http://corporate.target.com/careers