Many companies are offering holiday jobs by hiring seasonal workers, which is a good time as the nation’s unemployment rate is through the roof. In fact, 16 employers posted openings on Career Builder.
Some job seekers slow down their job hunt at the end of the year, but by doing so, they might be missing out on seasonal employment opportunities. Many companies add temporary positions during the holidays, openings that they’re starting to fill now.
Seasonal workers are needed across many industries and for a variety of job functions, and the positions have benefits beyond just a paycheck.
Retail sales consultant
2. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group
Hourly staff, server, assistant manager, general manager, sous chef
3. Brooks Brothers
Store manager, assistant manager, visual coordinator, key holder
Industry: Automated retail
Marketing, information technology, engineering, field support
5. David Lerner Associates
Industry: Financial investment
Sales, financial adviser
Location: Westport, Conn.; Teaneck, N.J.; Princeton, N.J.; Syosset, N.Y.; White Plains, N.Y.
6. Daymon Interactions: Club Demonstration Services
7. Gold Buyers at the Mall
Retail sales, general manager, district manager
8. J. Crew
Industry: Retail/distribution center/fashion
Merchandise processor — all shifts, customer contact center — client specialist, loss prevention — all shifts
Location: San Antonio; Lynchburg, Va.; Arden, N.C.
9. Massage Envy
Industry: Health and wellness
Sales associate, massage therapist, esthetician, clinic manager
10. One Touch Direct
Industry: Customer service/sales
Inside sales/telephone sales representative
11. Saks Fifth Avenue
12. Sterling Jewelers
Full-time sales associate, part-time sales associate
Industry: Customer service/call center
Customer service — work at home
Store manager, sales, stock, assembling (holiday need), receiving specialist, maintenance/housekeeping, pricing and signage team member, HR supervisor
15. Wells Fargo
Personal banker (safe), teller, customer sales and service representative, private banker, consumer loan underwriter
Information technology, engineering, field service, sales, artist
Location: Chicago; Waukegan, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga.
Another plus to working during the holidays? A seasonal job can become a long-term career, because some companies end up permanently hiring temporary workers. According to CareerBuilder’s recent hiring forecast, 23 percent of employers are planning to transition some contract or temporary staff into full-time employees in Q4.