Holiday jobs are great opportunities for job seekers to bring earn some extra income and relieve financial pressure while looking for a full time job. It’s also a good way to add some additional experience to your resume and make some connections at a company that could lead to a permanent position.
The key is to keep your expectations reasonable.
• Don’t expect a lot of training.
• Don’t expect regular hours.
• Don’t expect benefits.
It should come as no surprise that many holiday jobs are related to the booming online retail business.
UPS plans to hire 95,000 holiday workers. The company is looking for package handlers as well as delivery vehicle drivers. In the past pay has ranged from from $10.10 to $30 an hour. UPS says that about 37% of seasonal hires over the last three years have been hired permanently. (CNN)
The USPS (United States Postal Service) is hiring between 35,000-to-40,000 temporary workers this holiday season, including including drivers, letter carriers, mail handlers and mail processing clerks. (ktla.com)
FedEx brought on 55,000 seasonal workers last year, and they expect to hire a similar number this year as well. (ClearSheet)
This year Amazon is slated to hire seasonal workers for over 120,000 positions in 27 different states at fulfillment centers, customer service offices and “sortation centers” that support same day and rapid delivery. (Patch)
For many job seekers the easiest positions to find are with traditional brick and mortar retailers. (ClearSheet)
Macy’s wants to add 83,000 temporary workers both for their Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores and for their mail order fulfillment centers.
Target expects to hire 77,500 people for the holiday rush, mostly at their 1,800 retail stores.
JCPenny says they want to fill 40,000 holiday positions this year, an increase of 10,000 over last year.
Kohl’s continues to grow as a major employer, having announced plans to add 69,000 temporary holiday personnel positions for 2016.
What’s the quickest way to find these jobs? Simply go to the MyJobHelper.com search page and enter the name of the company that interests you along with your ZIP code.