Seasonal Hiring: Companies Hiring For The Holidays

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By Debra Auerbach

While snow may not yet be falling and decorations may still be in storage, it's time to start thinking about the holidays. Sure, it might be a little too early to adorn your house with tinsel and lights, but if you're a job seeker, it's not too early to begin your seasonal job search.

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. Judi Perkins, a career coach with 22 years of recruitment experience and founder of Find the Perfect Job, shares some of those advantages:

A holiday job can help fill a resume gap and give you experience that you can reference during an interview.

It's a connection that can prove to be beneficial after the holidays, either immediately or in the future. Take it as an opportunity to make yourself invaluable and build relationships.

You might learn something new. Whether the employer is shorthanded and asks you to undertake a new task, or you volunteer to help with a big project, not only will the company remember you, but you'll have new skills to market to other potential employers.

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.

To kick off your holiday job search, here's a list of 16 employers that currently have seasonal openings:

1. AT&T
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Sample job title: Retail sales consultant
  • Location: Nationwide

2. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sample job titles: Hourly staff, server, assistant manager, general manager, sous chef
  • Location: Nationwide

3. Brooks Brothers
  • Industry: Apparel
  • Sample job titles: Store manager, assistant manager, visual coordinator, key holder
  • Location: Nationwide

4. Coinstar/Redbox
  • Industry: Automated retail
  • Sample job titles: Marketing, information technology, engineering, field support
  • Location: Nationwide

5. David Lerner Associates
  • Industry: Financial investment
  • Sample job titles: 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
  • Industry: Retail
  • Sample job title: Event manager
  • Location: Nationwide

7. Gold Buyers at the Mall
  • Industry: Retail
  • Sample job titles: Retail sales, general manager, district manager
  • Location: Nationwide

8. J. Crew
  • Industry: Retail/distribution center/fashion
  • Sample job titles: 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
  • Sample job titles: Sales associate, massage therapist, aesthetician, clinic manager
  • Location: Nationwide

10. One Touch Direct
  • Industry: Customer service/sales
  • Sample job titles: Inside sales/telephone sales representative
  • Location: Tampa

11. Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Industry: Retail
  • Sample job title: Sales associate
  • Location: Nationwide

12. Sterling Jewelers
  • Industry: Retail/jewelry
  • Sample job titles: Full-time sales associate, part-time sales associate
  • Location: Nationwide

13. TeleTech
  • Industry: Customer service/call center
  • Sample job titles: Customer service - work at home
  • Location: Nationwide

14. Toys R Us
  • Industry: Retail
  • Sample job titles: Store manager, sales, stock, assembling (holiday need), receiving specialist, maintenance/housekeeping, pricing and signage team member, HR supervisor
  • Location: Nationwide

15. Wells Fargo
  • Industry: Finance
  • Sample job titles: Personal banker (safe), teller, customer sales and service representative, private banker, consumer loan underwriter
  • Location: Nationwide

16. WMS
  • Industry: Gaming
  • Sample job titles: Information technology, engineering, field service, sales, artist
  • Location: Chicago; Waukegan, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga.

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