Seasonal Jobs

  • 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

  • Eight Ways to Make a Buck Off Vacationers

    Eight Ways to Make a Buck Off Vacationers

    By Robert DiGiacomo With so-called "staycations" common in these sluggish economic times, Las Vegas, Miami and other tourism spots that cater to out-of-town visitors may not be the best bets for summer employment. Vegas and Miami rank among the worst places to find work, with seven people on average vying... Continue Reading

  • Hospitality and Leisure Industry Still Hiring for the Summer

    Hospitality and Leisure Industry Still Hiring for the Summer

    Contrary to popular belief, there is a cure for the summertime blues -- especially if you're unemployed. This summer, one in three employers in the hospitality and leisure industry intend to hire more help, according to the latest quarterly Manpower survey. That's far more hiring than any other industry. Continue Reading

  • 8 Hot Summer Jobs You Can Still Get

    8 Hot Summer Jobs You Can Still Get

    Internships, office jobs, dirty jobs and more. Continue Reading

  • Get an Edge on the Competition for Summer Jobs

    Get an Edge on the Competition for Summer Jobs

    Even though the economy is improving, the job market still is going to be tight this summer for those looking for seasonal work. According to CareerBuilder's annual Summer Job Forecast, about one-in-five employers (21 percent) reported that they plan to hire seasonal workers this summer, which is about on par... Continue Reading

  • Inside Scoop: Summer Jobs and What They Pay

    Inside Scoop: Summer Jobs and What They Pay

    Faced with the prospect of hanging out with friends and catching some rays or spending all day hunched over a cash register or computer, most teens and twenty somethings would likely choose the lounging around. But the time spent working a summer job -- even at entry-level -- can be a valuable stepping... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work at UPS

    What It's Like to Work at UPS

    If you've ever been curious about what it might really be like to be Santa, get a job working at UPS during the Christmas season. You better believe that Santa couldn't possibly be jolly and round. He's got muscles made of steel and very little body fat! As I am currently a college student working toward my... Continue Reading

  • Santa's Got a Brand New Bag

    Santa's Got a Brand New Bag

    Don't worry kids! Just because Santa got fired from Macy's doesn't mean he won't be around to hear your wishes. He just picked up his elves and moved down the street. In what's being called "The Miracle on Geary St.," John Toomey, aka "Santa John," who was fired from Macy's last week for telling a slightly... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

    Holiday Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

    In 1997 when jobs were plentiful and the workplace was considered stable, Julie Englehardt left her career in broadcast television so that she could join a different sort of work force: stay- at-home moms (SAHM). Julie loved being home with her son and freelancing part time as a writer and PR rep in... Continue Reading

  • Top Ten Holiday Part-Time Jobs

    Top Ten Holiday Part-Time Jobs

    Looking for a part-time job over the holidays? Now that Thanksgiving has passed the shopping season is in full swing, but no worries, many stores are still adding staff in order to keep up with the season's increased demand. Most holiday opportunities are in (or related to) retail but the the good news is... Continue Reading

  • Those 600,000 Holiday Jobs: 40 Percent Could Become Permanent

    Those 600,000 Holiday Jobs: 40 Percent Could Become Permanent

    Of the 600,000 hired for the holiday season, about 40 percent could receive permanent offers from employers, reports ABC News. That's what a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com found. Beulah Hargrove at the JCPenney store in Manhattan has been presented with such an offer. The crowds flooding the stores and... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Hot Jobs: 6 Companies Hiring in 2010

    Holiday Hot Jobs: 6 Companies Hiring in 2010

    By Carol Tice If you're still thinking about scoring a holiday job, go for it. The holiday forecast from recruiting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas is that some retailers may play it safe and delay some of their hiring until late in the season. They also forecast that holiday hiring will be better this... Continue Reading

  • Spending Too Much? How to Make Extra Money During The Holidays

    Spending Too Much? How to Make Extra Money During The Holidays

    Excitement fills the air during the holiday season as the stores fill up with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts to give their loved ones. This time of year also means shoppers realize that a little extra cash would make gift giving a lot easier for the holidays. Seasonal jobs are a great way to make... Continue Reading

  • Lionel Brings You Trains and Jobs For Christmas

    Lionel Brings You Trains and Jobs For Christmas

    What little boy doesn't love trains? What parent doesn't love job opportunities? This holiday season it's a little easier to find both, thanks to Lionel, the toy train manufacturer that makes your dad, and even your granddad, wax nostalgic. The company that's been around since 1900 is emerging from the... Continue Reading

  • Up to 600,000 Holiday Jobs Need to Be Filled NOW!

    Up to 600,000 Holiday Jobs Need to Be Filled NOW!

    It may not be your ultimate dream job, and it may not come with benefits, but as many as 600,000 new holiday jobs are opening up this season, and many employers estimate they'll keep about 10 percent of the temporary workers on for full-time positions after the last presents have been unwrapped and the last... Continue Reading

  • Who's Hiring This Season?

    Who's Hiring This Season?

    According to a recent CareerBuilder Seasonal Hiring Forecast surveying 2.400 employers, the top areas employers are recruiting holiday help include: Customer service – 31 percent Admin/Clerical – 17 percent Shipping and warehousing – 12 percent Hospitality – 10 percent Continue Reading

  • Babysitter Jobs: They're Not Just For Teens Anymore

    Babysitter Jobs: They're Not Just For Teens Anymore

    Noelle Zeiger-Kochek started babysitting when she was 11 and hasn't looked back, using her skills to take care of children throughout the years to supplement her income and as a part-time job. "I was one of the richest kids on the block from all of the babysitting," Zeiger-Kochek, now 32, says of her early... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Holiday Jobs in Demand

    Top 10 Holiday Jobs in Demand

    Tis the season to be... hiring? As the holiday season approaches, there has been an uptick in seasonal job openings to help meet the demands of companies expecting an increase in traffic due to the holiday season. Continue Reading

  • 101 Ways to Make Extra Cash for the Holidays

    101 Ways to Make Extra Cash for the Holidays

    The holiday season is looming and you're finding yourself a little bit short on cash. Maybe you received a pay cut or you won't be getting that bonus this year. If you want to be able to buy those hot news toys for your kids or that crave-worthy new gadget (iPad, anyone?) for yourself or for that other special... Continue Reading

  • My Job Gives People Nightmares: What It's Like Being a Halloween Tour Guide

    My Job Gives People Nightmares: What It's Like Being a Halloween Tour Guide

    What if your dream job was to give other people nightmares? That's the fun and frightful profession that makes Josiah George of Boston wake up each day looking forward to nightfall with a touch of sinister glee, especially during the Halloween season. George is one of a troupe of talented, costumed... Continue Reading

  • Halloween: Capitalism In Disguise

    Halloween: Capitalism In Disguise

    Halloween is not one of those holidays like Christmas that everyone sees as commercial. That's why it's so commercial -- and profitable. Sales related to Halloween totaled about $6 billion last year. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Think also about those impulsive dinners out and decisions to let loose and... Continue Reading

  • Halloween Costumes Could Lead to Job Offers and More

    Halloween Costumes Could Lead to Job Offers and More

    The Halloween costume you put together needs to deliver an attention-getting message about your unique abilities. No sandwich board screaming "Will work for food." Instead your Halloween costume might communicate genius as a craftsperson, waitress, clerical, stand up comic, editor, manager, or any of the other... Continue Reading

  • 21 Companies Hiring for the Holidays

    21 Companies Hiring for the Holidays

    Each year retail stores seem to put up holiday decorations earlier than the year before. One moment students are grabbing notebooks and glue bottles from the back-to-school displays, and the next an oversize, inflatable turkey is advertising Thanksgiving decor. Although you might think that the store decorations... Continue Reading

  • Target Taking on Walmart, Hiring for Holidays

    Target Taking on Walmart, Hiring for Holidays

    Target, the retail chain with the bright red logo, has been taking on Walmart -- and succeeding. That means both jobs and career opportunities for you at Target. Continue Reading

  • Got Cranky Customers? How to Keep Your Cool.

    Got Cranky Customers? How to Keep Your Cool.

    We're all familiar with the old saying "the customer is always right." While that well-worn adage may make good business sense to your boss and those in the customer service department, it's often small consolation to front-line employees who often have to endure a face-to-face encounter with an angry,... Continue Reading

  • Santa Jobs: Hourly Pay Ranges from $175 to $10

    Santa Jobs: Hourly Pay Ranges from $175 to $10

    Ho-ho-ho. Santa jobs are at the top of the food chain in seasonal hiring. Hourly pay can reach $175, but more likely is at $10. If the Santa develops a brand name such as being known as the "real Santa," being hired every holiday will be automatic. In addition, atypical Santas are now being recruited. You can... Continue Reading

  • Target, Macy's, Walmart: More Than Four Applicants for Every Holiday Opening

    Target, Macy's, Walmart: More Than Four Applicants for Every Holiday Opening

    Great news, right: retailers are adding 550,000 to 650,00 jobs this holiday season. The news you need to know, though, is that for each of those openings, there are about 4.7 applicants, estimates Heidi Shierholz at the Economic Policy Institute. So, how do you make sure you are the one among those 4.7 folks who... Continue Reading

  • Hiring for Christmas: 600,000 Holiday Jobs & Where To Look

    Hiring for Christmas: 600,000 Holiday Jobs & Where To Look

    Hiring for Christmas 2010 will bring 600,000 holiday jobs into the economy. That hiring for Christmas might not be the dream list of economists and politicos, but it beats holiday hiring last year by about 100,000 jobs. That's what the New York Times reports, but not with a ho-ho-ho. But for you, this is very... Continue Reading

  • Halloween Spirit Creates 10,000 Seasonal Jobs

    Halloween Spirit Creates 10,000 Seasonal Jobs

    The Halloween spirit rivals the traditional Christmas spirit for creating a sense of magic -- and seasonal jobs. The magic of the Halloween Spirit comes from your ability to be become anyone you long to be, at least that special night. That might be Lady Gaga or Aaron Hotchner on "Criminal Minds." Because you... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Jobs: The Seasonal Hiring Spree Has Already Begun

    Holiday Jobs: The Seasonal Hiring Spree Has Already Begun

    If you're hoping to make some extra cash this year by working a part-time job over the holidays you better get busy. The majority of businesses that plan to hire seasonal staff are already beginning interviews this month to allow time to get new staff trained and in place before things really get busy. The good... Continue Reading

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