Seasonal Jobs

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... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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? Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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