Seasonal Jobs

  • Kohl's Holiday Hiring Plans: Will Add 52,700 Seasonal Workers

    Kohl's Holiday Hiring Plans: Will Add 52,700 Seasonal Workers

    Department store operator Kohl's Corp said it would ramp up holiday hiring by more than 10 percent from last year to support its business in stores and online. Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Hiring: Retailers Ready To Staff Up

    Seasonal Hiring: Retailers Ready To Staff Up

    By Christina Cheddar Berk Retailers are looking to staff up ahead of the holiday shopping season, according to the findings of a recent survey that suggests that the industry is betting on stronger sales this year. The majority of retailers surveyed by consulting firm Hay Group said they are planning to... Continue Reading

  • 6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

    6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

    By Lindsay Olson If you took a summer job to make a little extra cash but figured once fall began you'd be done with it, consider this: That summer job just might be your ticket to full-time work. Employers take less risk in hiring you for the summer, but can see how reliable you are for more permanent... Continue Reading

  • Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

    Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

    By Brittany Hurban Teens might think their summer break is the perfect time to sleep-in, hit the pool and hang out with friends, but parents probably have a different image of how their kids should fill the time: a summer job. Summer jobs allow teenagers to dip their toes into the working world, earn a... Continue Reading

  • Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

    Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

    As the days get longer and the weather warmer, many yearn to leave the constraints of their offices or cubicles and enjoy the outdoors. But if you're unemployed during the summer months, chances are you'd be happy to trade in the open spaces for the office. Continue Reading

  • Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Youth Find Summer Jobs

    Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Youth Find Summer Jobs

    President Obama plans to unveil a summer-jobs initiative Thursday to help create more employment opportunities for youth in the face of congressional inaction on the president's signature job-creation legislation. In a statement, the White House says that the federal government is working with the private... Continue Reading

  • What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

    What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

    By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder For workers willing to put in the hours, the holiday season can be one of the most profitable times of the year. Check out these seven jobs and what you could earn from them: Continue Reading

  • 5 Jobs That Make Christmas Magical

    5 Jobs That Make Christmas Magical

    By Elise Oras For many people, the Christmas season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. From the twinkle of lights and sparkle of tinsel, to exchanging gifts and spending time with loved ones, it's easy to get caught up in the magic. But, the magic of Christmas does not just happen on its own.... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Hiring Gathered Steam In November

    Seasonal Hiring Gathered Steam In November

    U.S. consumers are spending more liberally this holiday season and retailers have taken notice, hiring more seasonal workers to help keep pace with demand, new analysis of November jobs data shows. Holiday retailer hiring surged last month by 423,500 jobs, the largest gain since 2007 when 465,400 workers... Continue Reading

  • Santa Claus Stunt Lands With A Thud At Mall

    Santa Claus Stunt Lands With A Thud At Mall

    Santa Claus had an accident as he descended by rope into the food court of Florida's Palm Beach Gardens mall. His fake beard became tangled in the rappelling gear, reports the Miami Herald, and for a wrenchingly long time he wriggled furiously to free himself. To distract the crowd, an assistant below led them... Continue Reading

  • I Survived Black Friday: 3 True Tales of Post-Thanksgiving Retail Madness

    I Survived Black Friday: 3 True Tales of Post-Thanksgiving Retail Madness

    Black Friday, the day that strikes terror into the hearts of retail employees across the nation, is upon us again, with its deep discounts, midnight store openings and lines of panting bargain-hunters poised to be the first through the door -- and to the cash register. So what's it like to work in a retail... Continue Reading

  • Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings

    Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings

    By Steve Karnowski, Margery Beck and Anne D'Innocenzio MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier.... Continue Reading

  • Turn That Seasonal Job Into A Full-Time Gig

    Turn That Seasonal Job Into A Full-Time Gig

    Holiday traditions are varied and numerous, but there is one year-end custom that has become a standard practice in this country, at least in the retail sector: the seasonal job. The many job hunters considering seasonal work this year may want to supplement an existing (and diminishing) income, while others... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

    Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

    By Sean Weinberg Whether you wrapped presents in the mall or were a lifeguard last summer, you probably have worked at least one seasonal position in your career. Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, make some extra cash, and close large gaps in employment. But what happens when it's time to... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

    Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

    By Elise Oras With the holiday season just around the corner, companies are hiring seasonal employees to help handle the overload of customers. Besides adding extra cash to your wallet, seasonal work can have extra benefits like acquiring professional references, gaining experience in a different field, and... Continue Reading

  • UPS Hiring 55,000 To Aid Holiday Deliveries

    UPS Hiring 55,000 To Aid Holiday Deliveries

    In anticipation of an increase in the number of holiday packages that U.S. consumers expect to ship this year, parcel-delivery giant UPS says it plans on hiring 55,000 seasonal workers to help keep pace with demand. The shipping company anticipates delivering more than 120 million packages worldwide this... Continue Reading

  • Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

    Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

    In recent weeks, many chain retailers have announced plans to hire hundreds or thousands of workers for the holiday shopping season. With the nation's economic recovery still uncertain, however, smaller employers, aren't as willing to commit to seasonal hiring. Lack of confidence that holiday sales will be... Continue Reading

  • Looking For A Permanent Job? Consider Starting With Seasonal Work

    Looking For A Permanent Job? Consider Starting With Seasonal Work

    By Brent Rasmussen, President, CareerBuilder N.A. The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it brings the possibility of temporary opportunities for job seekers. With consumer confidence falling in October*, retailers expect seasonal hiring to be relatively on par with last year's numbers.... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Hires At Retailers

    Holiday Hires At Retailers

    By Damian Ghigliotty and Julie Steinberg Santa is feeling generous about retail holiday jobs this season, but slightly less giving than last year. The retail sector plans to add about 600,000 seasonal staffers between October and early January, down from 627,600 last year, said John Challenger, chief... Continue Reading

  • FedEx To Hire 20,000 Seasonal Workers For Holiday Shipping Season

    FedEx To Hire 20,000 Seasonal Workers For Holiday Shipping Season

    The U.S. economy may be in the doldrums, but FedEx is expecting an upbeat holiday season this year thanks to an increase in the number of consumers shopping online. Compared to last year, the world's largest express delivery company said it anticipates a 12 percent rise in the number of packages it will... Continue Reading

  • Ho Ho Ho? Why Seasonal Employment is A-OK

    Ho Ho Ho? Why Seasonal Employment is A-OK

    By Tony Morrison 'Tis the season to be... hired? It's already October and we all know what that means: leaves changing colors, daylight savings, and the beginning of back-to-back holidays. Whether you trick-or-treat, serve turkey, light the menorah, or chop down your own Christmas tree, there is a... Continue Reading

  • 1 in 5 Americans Plans On Finding A Second Job For The Holidays

    1 in 5 Americans Plans On Finding A Second Job For The Holidays

    With December's holidays right around the corner, many Americans' minds are on shopping. A new poll finds, however, that a significant number of them will be taking on second jobs to help with holiday purchases because of the tough economy. More than a fifth of adults -- 21 percent -- said they plan to get a... Continue Reading

  • Poll Shows October Jobless Rate 'Down Sharply' Compared To September

    Poll Shows October Jobless Rate 'Down Sharply' Compared To September

    More Americans are finding work, partly because of increased hiring for the holiday sales season, a new poll finds. The rate of joblessness as measured by Gallup fell to 8.3 percent in mid-October, down sharply from 8.7 percent at the end of September and 9.2 percent at August's end, the polling organization... Continue Reading

  • The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

    The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of temporary workers are hired by retailers to handle the demands of the holiday season. The number of seasonal workers added is considered a bellwether for the economy. This season, the projected number of additional hires is unchanged from last year and sales are forecast to... Continue Reading

  • Companies Hiring For The Holidays 2011

    Companies Hiring For The Holidays 2011

    Job seekers, get out your seasonal cookie cutters and hunt down some eggnog, it's time to prepare for the holidays. OK, so maybe it's a little early for the festive cookies and cocktails, but if you plan on looking for work during the holiday season, it's high time you started preparing. Continue Reading

  • Kohl's Adding 40,000 Seasonal Jobs Ahead Of Holidays

    Kohl's Adding 40,000 Seasonal Jobs Ahead Of Holidays

    Kohl's plans to hire more than 40,000 seasonal workers in anticipation of the holiday shopping season, the Wisconsin-based retail chain said Tuesday. In a statement, the company said its plans mirror those of last year, when Kohl's hired an average of 35 employees for each of its department stores. The... Continue Reading

  • Best Buy Slashes Amount of Seasonal Hires

    Best Buy Slashes Amount of Seasonal Hires

    Seasonal hiring will be the same if not worse than last year. That was the not so festive forecast from the employment services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas last week. And it's not surprising with our currently drab consumer climate. The U.S. Commerce Department recently reported anemic retail sales... Continue Reading

  • Zappos Hiring 3,000 Seasonal Workers

    Zappos Hiring 3,000 Seasonal Workers

    Are you interested in working for a company that encourages you to date your co-workers? That measures your well-being regularly, to make sure it never slips too low? That cares, first and foremost, about delivering happiness to its customers and always to its employees? Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Jobs: Who's Hiring For The Holidays?

    Seasonal Jobs: Who's Hiring For The Holidays?

    Jobless workers who had hoped the coming holiday selling season might result in at least some temporary employment may find little to be merry about. The latest forecast from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that seasonal hiring will be no better than it was last year, the Chicago-based employment... Continue Reading

  • Ohio Pool's Staff Includes 4 Sets of Twins

    Ohio Pool's Staff Includes 4 Sets of Twins

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) -- Families are doing double duty this summer at an Ohio pool with four sets of twins on staff. The crew at the Bexley Park Pool near Cleveland includes two sets of identical twins: 17-year-olds Anna and Maia Wachter, and 18-year-olds Ariana and Amara Jester. Continue Reading