Whether you're looking for a little extra spending money this holiday season, another source of income to pay the bills, or you're looking for a part-time job that could turn into a full-time gig, now is the time to start looking for seasonal jobs.
Each year, seasonal hiring begins in October and continues through the end of the year to account for the holiday shopping rush. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement consultancy, hiring for the 2011 holiday season is expected to remain the same or lower than last year, when employers brought on 627,600 temporary workers.
There are seasonal jobs out there, though there may be more competition this year. If you're looking to make some cash this holiday season, consider submitting your applications early.
We've put together a list of companies we know are looking to bring on extra help for the holidays:
Number of job listings*: 1,000+
Types of seasonal positions: Package handlers, delivery drivers
Number of job listings: 2,500+
Types of seasonal positions: Customer service representatives, store managers
Number of job listings: 4,500+
Types of seasonal positions: Distribution center workers, store team members
Number of job listings: 11,500+
Types of seasonal positions: Store managers, sales leads, Geek Squad techs
Number of job listings: 1,000+
Types of seasonal positions: Sales representatives
NCH Healthcare System
Number of job listings: 100+
Types of seasonal positions: Registered nurses, physical therapists
*Employers may hire multiple employees per job listing.