The upcoming holiday season brings jobs aplenty. And it makes sense—have you ever grocery shopped for a Thanksgiving meal or visited a store during Black Friday or bought a gift for a family member because it’s that time of the year? November and December are busy months for everyone. You’re likely to see hiring signs next to all the holiday decorations.
Seasonal employment opportunities are out there, you just have to know where to start your search. Below we outline some ideas to help get you started. And don’t hesitate! While many companies hire seasonal workers leading up to the holidays, it’s not too late. Seasonal jobs are still out there.
Warehouse and Transportation
Opportunities might include: warehouse clerk, production worker, forklift operator, and CDL truck driver.
Amazon packages and UPS trucks seem to multiply this time of year, so imagine the work required behind the scenes. Major companies need to order, ship, and deliver an exceptional amount of product during the holiday season. The more people helping out in the warehouse, the more efficient the season can be for everyone.
Opportunities might include: store greeter, customer service representative, call center representative, and sales associate.
We all know the holidays can be a stressful time of the year. Many companies hire customer service employees to alleviate some of that stress for shoppers by taking complaints or helping to locate merchandise. This is a good place to look for work if you’re patient and have prior customer service experience.
Retail and Grocery
Opportunities might include: sales associate, cashier, gift wrapper, and stocker.
Retail shops and grocery stores know you’re heading their way for all your holiday needs. In order to best serve customers, many shops and groceries hire additional staff to compensate for the higher demands. If you have experience as a cashier or stocker, this is advantageous for your seasonal holiday job search.
Do you need assistance looking for seasonal employment? Stop by a no-cost Goodwill Career Center and ask a career advisor for help. Call 602-535-4444 to get started and find a center near you. Good luck with your job search!