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Turn a Seasonal Holiday Gig Into Your Next Full-Time Job

Turn a Seasonal Holiday Gig Into Your Next Full-Time Job

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If you don't speak up, nobody will know you want to turn that seasonal job into a full-time position. But don't sabotage yourself. Read More »

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell anyway, mixed signals that could make the U.S. Federal Reserve more cautious about drawing down its huge economic stimulus program. The number of jobs outside the farming sector increased by 162,000, the... Read More »

7 Surprisingly Good Jobs You Can Land After A Retail Gig

7 Surprisingly Good Jobs You Can Land After A Retail Gig

A low-wage retail gig can be the start of a strong career. Read More »

20 Companies Hiring In July

20 Companies Hiring In July

Summer job market may be competitive, but these employers are hiring. Read More »

March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

Jin Lee/Bloomberg By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- American employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, a sign that Washington's austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy. The economy added just 88,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate ticked a tenth of a point lower to 7.6... Read More »

Home Depot To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers This Year

Home Depot To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers This Year

Home Depot Inc. said it will hire 10,000 additional seasonal workers for its key spring selling season as it sees higher sales growth during the period. The home-improvement retailer said it will hire 80,000 seasonal workers this year, 14 percent more than it hired last year. Read More »

Hot Dog Vendor Clinton Tarver Gets Windfall After Cart Destroyed In Right-To-Work Protests

Hot Dog Vendor Clinton Tarver Gets Windfall After Cart Destroyed In Right-To-Work Protests

It was supposed to be a protest to advocate workers' rights, but a gathering of union members in Lansing, Mich., last week reportedly resulted in thousands of dollars of damage to equipment belonging to small-business owners, including Clinton Tarver, owner of Clint's Hotdog Cart and Casual Catering. Tarver... Read More »

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

They show up each year in malls and department stores like clockwork, seemingly eager to hear every child's Christmas wish list and pose, broadly smiling for photos. And, of course, there's that unmistakably hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" that signals that the holiday season -- and Santa Claus, himself -- has... Read More »

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

It's been more than five weeks since Hurricane Sandy roared across the Eastern Seaboard, devastating the lives of thousands residents in New York, New Jersey and several other states. Many are still dealing with the fallout caused by damaged homes, destroyed possessions and lost wages. They include New... Read More »

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

With unemployment hovering around 8 percent, you'd think unemployed workers would be champing at the bit to take a job -- any job. But shipping companies such as UPS Inc. and GSI Commerce Inc. can't find enough workers to staff warehouses in Louisville, Ky., a region with a 7.5 percent jobless... Read More »

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal jobs can be a good way for students to earn money while on break from their studies. But for many adults, including parents and retirees, temporary jobs are a reliable source of much-needed extra income during the holiday season. Seasonal job seekers will find it a bit easier this year than last... Read More »

14 Companies Hiring Big

14 Companies Hiring Big

By Debra Auerbach The end of the year is often a quieter time for companies. Doors close for the holidays, workers take time off for vacation and hiring sometimes slows. Yet not every company is halting its hiring plans until the new year and some are even looking to hire a large amount of workers.... Read More »

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Like many part-time employees, Bintou Kamara would like to work more hours. Employed as a cashier at a flagship Ambercrombie & Fitch store in midtown Manhattan, Kamara, 22, says that she works as few as five hours a week and is paid $9 an hour. Kamara's predicament is made all the more difficult by a... Read More »

Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

Survey after survey is showing that seasonal hiring is on the upswing, the highest its been in years. Now there is even more good news for job hunters: more employers say they are planning to turn seasonal hires to full-time, permanent employees. CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor, surveyed 2,494 hiring... Read More »

Seasonal Hiring: Companies Hiring For The Holidays

Seasonal Hiring: Companies Hiring For The Holidays

By Debra Auerbach While snow may not yet be falling and decorations may still be in storage, it's time to start thinking about the holidays. Sure, it might be a little too early to adorn your house with tinsel and lights, but if you're a job seeker, it's not too early to begin your seasonal job search. Some... Read More »

FedEx To Add 20,000 Seasonal Workers

FedEx To Add 20,000 Seasonal Workers

By Lynn Adler FedEx Corp. said Monday it plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers, the same as last year, to handle holiday shipping volume that it expects will be up more than 13 percent. An ongoing increase in e-commerce and last-minute orders amid a slow-growing economy will mean more deliveries for... Read More »

Best Seasonal Jobs for Older Workers

Best Seasonal Jobs for Older Workers

By Caitlin Walsh, TheStreet As the holiday shopping season approaches, retailers hire more seasonal employees to keep up with the crowds. It's not just the traditional sales cashier positions that are in demand; possible holiday jobs include everything from Santa Claus impersonator to home holiday decorator... Read More »

Amazon.com Will Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon.com Will Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees at its fulfillment centers across the U.S., as the company and its rivals gear up for the winter holiday season. Retailers typically add seasonal staff in the weeks leading up to the holiday shopping season to... Read More »

Target Hiring Fewer Seasonal Workers This Year

Target Hiring Fewer Seasonal Workers This Year

Target Corp. says it plans to hire fewer employees for the upcoming holiday season. The Minneapolis-based retailer said Monday that it plans to add 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal workers across the country, down from the 92,000 it hired last year. Read More »

Macy's To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

Macy's To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

Macy's Inc., operator of the Macy's and upscale Bloomingdale's chains, said on Monday it would hire about 80,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, a 2.6 percent increase over last year's levels. Macy's will hire people to work as sales associates, work in store operations positions, at call... Read More »

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