Holiday Jobs

  • This Is The 'Harvard Of Santa Schools,' Where The Absolute Best Santas Go To Train For The Holiday Season

    This Is The 'Harvard Of Santa Schools,' Where The Absolute Best Santas Go To Train For The Holiday Season

    Not all Santas are treated equally

    The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School is the Harvard of Santa schools. Continue Reading

  • 12 Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    12 Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    Four in ten retail managers say they plan to hire for holidays

    Holiday season means gifts and seasonal jobs. A survey from CareerBuilder finds 39 percent of retail bosses plan to hire this season. So where are the jobs? Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

    Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

    Conventional wisdom holds that job searching during the holidays is a huge waste of time. Employers simply don't hire this time of year, the thinking goes, so those in the job market often take December off, resolving to start fresh in the new year. But waiting may not be wise. A recent survey of executive... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Walmart's Seasonal Hiring: Plans To Hire More Than 50,000

    Walmart's Seasonal Hiring: Plans To Hire More Than 50,000

    (Reuters) -- Walmart Stores Inc. plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees to work at its Walmart stores in the United States, slightly more than it did last year, as it gets ready for the winter holiday season, its busiest time of year. The world's largest retailer also said on Friday that it would... Continue Reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • Companies Hiring In Large Volume

    Companies Hiring In Large Volume

    By John Smith, senior vice president of enterprise sales at CareerBuilder December often becomes a transition month for job seekers. As the busy holiday season approaches, calendars get filled with parties. Relatives come into town for a visit. Children have a few weeks off from school and need to be... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Should I Stop My Job Search During the Holidays?

    Should I Stop My Job Search During the Holidays?

    Beth Braccio Hering, special to CareerBuilder As the calendar year comes to a close, job seekers may be tempted to put their hunt on hold. After all, companies are too busy trying to get work done amid office parties and days off to have time for new hires, right? Wrong, say many experts. Slack off during... 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