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  • 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

  • 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

  • Seasonal Hiring Booming: Retailers Hiring Holiday Help Now

    Seasonal Hiring Booming: Retailers Hiring Holiday Help Now

    As the holiday grows nearer, more retailers continue to announce hiring plans to fill seasonal jobs. And this year the U.S. could see the most robust hiring its seen in five years, according to a poll of 1,000 hiring managers by Snagajob (via CBS MoneyWatch). Meanwhile, an annual report from the National... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

    For many weary out-of-work Americans, the upcoming holiday season brings the potential for much-needed seasonal jobs. Employment-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas forecasts retail payrolls to increase by 700,000 during the final three months of 2012, up from the 660,200 seasonal jobs added... Continue Reading

  • Need A Second Job? 25 High-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Need A Second Job? 25 High-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    By Kimberly Palmer When Jeff Frederick lost his architecture job back in 2008, he quickly made up for some of his lost income by finding freelance architecture projects on Elance.com, a website for online freelancers. His wife was already using the site to earn extra cash as a writer, and he found a steady... Continue Reading

  • 5 Surefire Ways To Turn A Part-Time Gig Into A Full-Time Job

    5 Surefire Ways To Turn A Part-Time Gig Into A Full-Time Job

    One of the ways people are surviving in this tough economy is by cobbling together part-time or temp jobs. According to a July 2012 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8.2 million workers are employed part-time or in temporary positions, working without job security or benefits. Is it possible to turn... Continue Reading

  • States With The Most Underemployed Workers

    States With The Most Underemployed Workers

    By Jake Thiewes & 24/7 Wall Street With the upcoming presidential election, more than ever people are focused on the government's unemployment statistics. Last Friday, the Labor Department announced a slight increase in the unemployment rate -- from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent. Unemployment,... Continue Reading

  • 7 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Up To $40 An Hour

    7 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Up To $40 An Hour

    Getty Images For some 8 million Americans, part-time jobs are a way of life. Many are cobbling together several part-time gigs while they search for that elusive full-time job. Some, though, prefer part-time work because it offers flexibility and time off for other pursuits, including raising kids. But... 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

  • Retirement Seems Like An Impossible Dream? Try This Strategy

    Retirement Seems Like An Impossible Dream? Try This Strategy

    The markets have been rallying since October. That sounds like good news for baby boomers approaching retirement age. But here's a different question: why are we so into the idea of retirement in the first place? Continue Reading

  • U.S. Teens Struggle To Find Elusive Part-Time Jobs

    U.S. Teens Struggle To Find Elusive Part-Time Jobs

    By Stephanie Reitz HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The economic turmoil that has left many Americans without work is having a disproportionate effect on teenage job-seekers, whose quest for entry-level positions often pits them against experienced older workers willing to take any job for a paycheck. U.S. labor... 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

  • Strong Holiday Sales Boost Online Ads, Hiring

    Strong Holiday Sales Boost Online Ads, Hiring

    Improved retail sales show that Americans are willing to spend this holiday season, despite the sluggish economy. Shoppers on Black Friday spent on average of $399, 10 percent more than last year, while online sales on Cyber Monday surged by a third. The holiday shopping spree not only bodes well for... Continue Reading

  • 'Tis The Season For Temporary Workers [Infographic]

    'Tis The Season For Temporary Workers [Infographic]

    Each year the nation's retailers hang out the "Help Wanted" sign in anticipation of a pick up in sales driven by holiday purchases. Despite the languid recovery, this year is no exception. In October, considered the first month for holiday hiring, retailers added 141,500 jobs -- nearly on par with the number... 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

  • Now Hiring: Six Flags Has Thousands of Openings for Seasonal Workers

    Now Hiring: Six Flags Has Thousands of Openings for Seasonal Workers

    Now is the time to apply for the thousands of jobs opening for the spring/summer rush at Six Flags theme parks. In Springfield, Mass., alone they're taking on more than 2,500 seasonal workers, for duties beginning April 16. There are jobs for entertainers, ride operators, concessions workers, maintenance... Continue Reading

  • Too Much Work for High School Students Could Be Trouble

    Too Much Work for High School Students Could Be Trouble

    Many teens work part-time during the school year; but more than ever, in the current economic climate more youths are having to take jobs to help out with family finances. Beware that they don't work too much, however: Among high school students, working more than 20 hours a week during the school year can... 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

  • White-Collar Workers Moonlighting: Financial Fear Hits All Tax Brackets

    White-Collar Workers Moonlighting: Financial Fear Hits All Tax Brackets

    "Moonlighting" used to be best known as an old 1980s TV show. However, in today's dismal economy, moonlighting has also become an essential means of economic survival for millions of workers. The recession, lower wages, the potential for layoffs and much more have forced many in the work force to add a... Continue Reading

  • Pay for College by Peeling Potatoes

    Pay for College by Peeling Potatoes

    The unemployment rate for America's youth topped 50 percent earlier this year, making the national unemployment rate of 9.5 percent seem like a deal. Students have a tougher time finding work to pay for college while competing with experienced workers who have been laid off. But more than 100 years ago, in... Continue Reading

  • 10 Part-Time Jobs to Pad Your Pocket

    10 Part-Time Jobs to Pad Your Pocket

    Although the job market today is improving, there are still 15 million unemployed people in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's 15 million people looking for something -- anything -- to earn a few extra bucks. Continue Reading

  • Five Fun Summer Jobs for Teens

    Five Fun Summer Jobs for Teens

    If you're between the ages of 14 and 18, chances are you've had some difficulty in landing a summer job. A less than stellar economy paired with a still high unemployment rate has had a rippling effect in the job market. New grads who would be moving from their part-time college jobs to full-time professional... Continue Reading

  • Juggling Jobs: Adventures in Earning

    Juggling Jobs: Adventures in Earning

    As the U.S. economy begins to show some signs of possibly returning to the prosperity of old, there are many Americans who are not waiting for things to change. Instead, they are hitting the job market with all cylinders, juggling two or more jobs to help make ends meet, follow their dreams or simply to enjoy... Continue Reading

  • Four Most Available and Highest-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Four Most Available and Highest-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Part-time jobs can be hugely beneficial when your full-time job isn't netting the cash you need each month to live off of, or you're just trying to make ends meet until you snag the next full-time gig. But sometimes job seekers unknowingly uncover the holy grail of part-time jobs -- the ones that pay enough... Continue Reading

  • Three Part-Time Jobs That Will Generate Income

    Three Part-Time Jobs That Will Generate Income

    In a weakened economy, many job seekers are looking for different ways to generate income, including picking up a part-time job. Juggling a part-time gig on top of a full-time job can be stressful, but there are ways to make money while having a flexible schedule. The easiest way to make some extra cash is... Continue Reading

  • Five Part-Time Jobs that You Can Do Online

    Five Part-Time Jobs that You Can Do Online

    Online jobs are popping up across the web as technology makes it easier and easier for workers to conduct business off-site. Getting a part-time online job wasn't always easy. With so many scams claiming to make you thousands of dollars in just a week or require participants to start off by making an... Continue Reading

  • Teaching Part Time: Why Tutoring is a Great Gig

    Teaching Part Time: Why Tutoring is a Great Gig

    On local community boards or taped up inside restaurant windows you always see advertisements for personal tutors. From math to writing, tutoring is an easy part-time gig to get as long as you have a passion for teaching, the skill to sell yourself, and the know-how to network. Continue Reading

  • High Paying Part Time Jobs for College Students

    High Paying Part Time Jobs for College Students

    If you're a college student, chances are you're tight on cash and constantly looking for new ways to make money. While it may seem like the best way to make some cash is to work on-campus, often universities reserve these positions for students receiving financial aid. However, there are plenty of... Continue Reading

  • 6 Companies Hiring Part-Time Workers in March

    6 Companies Hiring Part-Time Workers in March

    Part-time jobs are all around us, yet few people think about them. In all the talk of the economy and layoffs, part-time work gets ignored. Conversations concerning jobs rarely take into account people who don't work a standard 40-hour work week. The definition of a part-time worker, according to the Bureau... Continue Reading

  • The Best Part-Time Jobs for Full-Time Moms

    The Best Part-Time Jobs for Full-Time Moms

    You need to start bringing home a little extra bacon for your family, but you also need to be available when your kids wake from their nap or get home from school. Not to worry. You don't have to sign up for the overnight night shift to work around your kids' schedule. Herewith, eight part-time jobs that pay... Continue Reading