Hiring for the holidays

Macy's, Gap top list of of retailers hiring the most this season

(CNN) – The holiday season is upon us and retailers are in the spirit of hiring!

Nearly 740,000 seasonal workers are expected to be hired for the holidays, according to a survey by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

So who is hiring the most? Here are are the top 5: Macy’s, JC Penney, Office Depot/Office Max, Gap and Kohl’s.

Job seekers should note that some seasonal slots become permanent roles. In 2015, Amazon said that more than 14,000 of its temporary positions became permanent after the holidays, and this year it expects that number to increase.