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Looking for Seasonal Work? 700,000 Jobs Available Now

Looking for Seasonal Work? 700,000 Jobs Available Now

Roughly 700K holiday jobs are available now -- will you apply?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

September 27, 2012

Christmas has come early this year for those of you looking for a job. ABC News reported last night that roughly 700,000 seasonal jobs will be available this year, and some companies are hiring right now. In fact, retailers are hiring more this year than they have in the past five years, according to a survey by Snagajob.

ABC News pointed out that the average hourly wage for seasonal employees is $7 an hour, which could total as much as $5,000 by the end of the holiday season.

So who’s hiring for the holidays, according to ABC News?

• Kohl’s – 52,700 jobs
• Walmart – 50,000 jobs
• Toys “R” Us – 45,000 jobs
• Target – 90,000 jobs

Many other retailers are hiring hundreds, if not thousands, for the upcoming months. And though these jobs have a “temporary” label on them, there is potential to stay on as a regular employee after the holiday rush. ABC News reports that last year, Toys “R” Us kept 15% of its seasonal staff, and Target kept 30%.

If you plan on applying for a seasonal job, don’t wait until the last minute – apply now. In fact, ABC News states that most of these jobs could be gone as soon as the end of October. Get started on the search now with a few helpful hints:

Start the search online. Look up major retailers, like those listed above, and apply online to save time and inconvenience. This is also ideal for those of you who might be away from home while at school. Though you’ll be at home over the holidays, it would be pretty difficult to make it home to deliver your application in person. If the hiring manager gives you a call, ask about doing a phone interview instead of face-to-face to save you the trouble of coming home for a 30-minute interview.
Go door-to-door. While searching online for your job is definitely easier, it’s not necessarily best. If you can apply in person, there’s a chance that a hiring manager will do your interview on the spot, instead of having to wait days while the hiring manager looks through all of the online applicants. Your approach could mean the difference between getting the job now or losing out to everyone else who got applied before you.

Looking for other, creative holiday job opportunities? Check these out.

Will you be working a part-time job this holiday season? If so, where?


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    ayecee

    about 1 year ago

    12 comments

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    berumen_5

    about 1 year ago

    22 comments

    I have never tried a seasonal job. The statistics presented in this article are very promising.

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    Janet03

    about 1 year ago

    2 comments

    Seasonal job is really helpful to everyone, Please indicate, accommodate and try to research more tips in hiring so that you'll be familiarize in choosing the best that will be efficient in company or organization. It is helpful to all the people who are seeking a job, if they get employed successfully they would feel free of their responsibilities.

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    jumanisu

    almost 2 years ago

    20 comments

    before I saw the receipt which was of $8613, I be certain that...my... brother was trully earning money in their spare time on their laptop.. there mums best friend has been doing this 4 less than eighteen months and as of now cleard the dept on there house and bourt a great Mini Cooper. this is where I went, http://www.Cloud65.com

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    cocoparis14

    almost 2 years ago

    10 comments

    I applied for Seasonal work at Macy's Quakerbridge Mall and I was basically told thanks but no thanks. I applied for an Open position at JC Penny too but they were not hiring this was in the summer. I once got hired at JC Penny in the same mall as a Fitting Room Associate being paid to start $8.25/hr and that was nice but I quit after 2 weeks because I needed to focus on school. Next year over the holidays I hope to get a Seasonal part-time job in Sales and I'll be graduating from school. I would love to work at a Jewelry Store. I plan to focus on getting an Internship and Work Experience after graduation...

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    ErikkaT

    almost 2 years ago

    4 comments

    In fact, I applied at Kohl's at the end of October. I went to the store in person, to make a good first impression. A manager asked me to come back the next day for an interview.
    I thought the interview went well. I sent a thank you letter out the same day....and waited....and waited.
    They never called or sent a form letter out saying that I didn't get the job. Why should I have to call every place that I interview with to see if I have the job? At the end of the interview, I shake the interviewer's hand, and express eagerness to work for their company, and say that I am looking forward to hearing from them.
    I reiterate this in my thank you letter, which I send out the SAME DAY as my interview.

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    ErikkaT

    almost 2 years ago

    4 comments

    I want to know WHY employers don't bother to call or send a form letter letting the applicant know they didn't get the job.
    The lack of courtesy is irritating. I seem to do all the right things....still haven't found even a part time job.

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    jwittrdh

    almost 2 years ago

    2 comments

    ~~If you have a degree or a niche profession, like dentistry or healthcare, good luck in getting a seasonal job in a retail establishment. I've put in my resume in all the major retailers the last three years for seasonal work and I cannot get a call back or an answer. It's not like the old days where you could go into the store and speak with the manager and give them your application. Now it's completing the application online only for it to get gobbled up in cyberspace with no one to contact for a follow up. ~~

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    latasha_wilson

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

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    kevaughnhayes22

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

    hopefully i will be blessed with a job