The holiday season will be here again before we know it. Fall is the time to apply for seasonal employment as most of these jobs will be filled by early November. Don’t procrastinate!
To help get off to a roaring start, check out These 12 Great Places To Find Seasonal Jobs.
Advertising Agencies and Company In-House Marketing Departments-The holiday season is a time of 24 hour a day sales promotions on social media. Seasonal jobs are available helping to fulfill the demand for around the clock online communication(Forbes).
Call Centers-Every year, the number of people shopping online for their holiday purchases grows exponentially. So does the need for customer care representatives to interact with individuals over the phone and online.
Catering Companies-Mom and pop operations, banquet halls, convention centers, and other catering-related venues beef up staff to accommodate holiday festivities.
Florists-Additional delivery drivers and flower arrangers are often needed to help with meeting increased floral service requests.
Fulfillment Warehouses-Seasonal warehouse associates are needed to pick and fill orders and help send them on their way to anxiously waiting customers.
Hotels-Look for seasonal jobs in guest relations and housekeeping.
Interior Decorating Firms-These businesses are often called upon by more affluent clients to deck their homes out for the holidays. They hire temporary design assistants to help meet the demand.
Landscapers/Lighting Companies-A number of landscaping and lighting companies generate revenue during the holiday season by installing Christmas lights at businesses and homes.
Restaurants-Lots of holiday parties and gathering take place at restaurants. Extra bartenders, cashiers, clean up staff, cooks, greeters, and servers are needed to manage the crowds.
Retail Shops-With everybody searching for the perfect gifts and decorations, foot traffic in many stores reaches the highest levels during the holiday season. Store managers need extra cashiers, gift wrappers in store demonstrators, retail associates, and stockers.
Security Firms-Unfortunately, shoplifting spikes right along with the uptick in shoppers during the holiday season. Temporary help is needed to work alongside year-round employees to stem the flow of stolen merchandise from stores.
Shipping/Trucking Companies-Companies such as FedEx and UPS hire lots of seasonal workers to unload and load planes and trucks, as well as, assist regular drivers in route deliveries. Additionally, extra help is needed in their retail locations to help with wrapping packages for shipment and in completing print and photo product orders.
Also, extra truck drivers are needed to get merchandise to and from warehouses and to stores. These seasonal jobs tend to become available earlier than others as the movement of goods to staging areas and retail outlets lead off the holiday season.
Do you have particular companies in mind that you would like to work for? Simply call and ask to speak to their human resources managers or in the case of small businesses, the presidents or owners. Politely and enthusiastically, let them know that you are a motivated seasonal job seeker and would love to know about opening that are available If you are asked to submit a job application or resume, do so promptly.
To look at advertised openings for a variety of companies seeking seasonal employees, click over to:
FlexJobs-You will need to pay a monthly fee to access job listings, but in return you get employment listings that have been hand-screened for legitimacy. And the company offers a satisfaction guarantee.
Indeed-This site pulls job listings from multiple sources.
Monster.com–A perennial powerhouse in seasonal job search listings. Type “seasonal”or “holiday” in as keywords and your location to view openings.
Snag-This website has a dedicated seasonal job section searchable by titles, employers, and types of industry.
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