5 Seasonal Jobs For the Holidays

Seasonal Jobs For the HolidaysWhat’s going on people? September is halfway finished.  Before we know it, it will be time for the holidays. I love the holidays. It’s usually a time when you get to spend time with your friends and family. This is also a time where people can find seasonal jobs for the holidays to help them make extra money. In the past, I’ve worked seasonal positions. For me, it was easy money. One year I worked at a store called “Things Remembered, ” and another year, I worked with the United States Postal Service. Many companies are looking for people to help them out during this busy shopping season. If you need some extra money, these five types of businesses should be a great place to start looking.

Many companies are looking for people to help them out during this busy shopping season. If you need some extra money, these five types of businesses should be a great place to start looking.

The Mall

The first place on the list is the Mall. They always hire additional people during the holiday season. Most malls have at least twenty stores in them. You should visit one and browse the stores. Write a list of the ones that you are interested in working at. Then, check to see if they are hiring. It best to do this before the middle of October.

UPS/Fed Ex

People ship a lot of packages during the holiday season. The volumes increase so much that companies like UPS or Fed Ex bring on workers. They bring on people to help sort packages and driver helpers. I’ve had friends that worked for UPS during the Christmas season. They told me the job was pretty easy. They only worked 4-5 hours per day and got paid weekly.

Outlet Stores

The next place on the list is outlet Stores. Outlet Stores are similar to malls. They get increased traffic during this time of the year as well. Most of the stores have several positions open up during this time of the year. If there are some outlet stores near you, check them out. Tanger is one brand of outlet stores that you can check out.

Department Stores

Walmart, Kohl’s and Target are examples of department stores that are hiring during the holiday season. A lot of these stores get a lot of traffic during the year anyway. During the holiday season, it increases even more. Department stores also expand their hours. For example, if a store closes at 9 PM, it may stay open until 11 PM.

Honey Baked Ham

Honey Baked Ham is the final business on the list. There are a lot of dinner parties during the holiday season. Not everyone likes to cook food for the parties, so they get the food from a store like Honey Baked Ham. Because it gets so busy, Honey Baked Ham hires people to help out. It would probably be a good job, and I’m sure that you get samples from time to time.

There are plenty of places where you can find seasonal jobs during the holidays. You should check out the five above if you are looking. Just remember that with seasonal jobs, you may be working on Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. If you are not prepared to do that, you should not apply.

Have you ever worked seasonal jobs for the holidays before? What other places hire during the holiday?

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  1. I have never worked a seasonal job Jason, but I was out cruising yesterday here in Charleston and saw holiday help wanted on almost every retail store! Banana Republic, Bed Bath and Beyond and Lowes…to name a few. It’s a great way to pick up extra bucks! The jobs I had as a teen, I worked all year round.
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  2. I’ve seen help wanted signs everywhere here lately and I can already tell an increase in shoppers at the checkout line. Not a fan of the waiting so I hope the hiring happens fast.
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  3. Susan Cooper

    I worked part time jobs before but nothing strictly seasonal. Great idea for those that need a little extra spending money for holidays or college kids.

  4. I haven’t worked in a seasonal job either, and I was seeking one for Christmas… now that you recommend a mall I think I know a lovely one in which I wouldn’t mind to work as Miss Claus 🙂
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  5. If you can make time for it seasonal jobs can be a great way to boost your finances during the holidays. I think department stores can be great options. As you said, stores are open later during the holidays so late shifts are easy to tack on to a full-time job.