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Seasonal Hirings to Hit a Record High

[QUESTION]What does the market for seasonal jobs look like this year? What types of companies are hiring, and when is the best time to apply?

[ANSWER]The outlook is strong, with companies so far announcing plans to hire more than 704,000 seasonal workers, breaking the previous record of 696,000 in 2014.

"This is the largest number of announced new hires that we've recorded," says Andrew Challenger, vice president of , an

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