Companies Hiring for the Holidays
Sure, it feels like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year. But while bags of candy, holiday trees and outdoor lighting may bombard stores before you've even picked out your Halloween costume, it's not too early to apply for a seasonal position.
Many industries need extra help around the holidays and look to hire seasonal employees in October. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, nearly half (46 percent) of companies hiring seasonal employees said they're boosting staffs to help with the busier holiday season, while others are focused on wrapping up the year (25 percent) and ramping up for 2015 (24 percent).
Two in five retailers (43 percent) plan to hire seasonal workers in Q4. While retailers typically take center stage when it comes to seasonal employment, companies across industries are looking for extra hands on deck. Twenty-six percent plan to hire seasonal employees in Q4, and 42 percent of these companies expect to transition some seasonal staff members into full-time, permanent roles.
There's good financial news for seasonal workers, too, as pay will increase over last year, according to 27 percent of employers. Sixty-three percent of seasonal employers will pay $10 or more per hour while 19 percent will pay $16 or more.
Popular seasonal positions companies will be recruiting for in Q4 include:
· Customer service – 40 percent
· Administrative/clerical – 15 percent
· Shipping/delivery – 13 percent
· Accounting/finance – 12 percent
· Inventory management – 12 percent
· Information technology – 11 percent
· Sales (non-retail) – 11 percent
· Gift wrapping – 10 percent
· Marketing – 7 percent
· Hosting/greeting – 7 percent
Check out these 10 companies that are hiring for the holidays, many of which are in the popular industries for seasonal employment:
1. AC Moore
Sample job titles: Assistant general manager, supervisor, floral specialist, custom framer, associate
Location: Georgia, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
2. Averitt Express
Sample job titles: Regional driver, dedicated driver, city driver, shuttle driver, team shuttle driver, diesel mechanic
Location: Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin
3. First Data
Industry: Financial, credit card transaction processing, merchant services
Sample job titles: Business consultant, sales director, IT, client service, call center, customer service
4. Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Sample job titles: Store manager, retail worker
Location: Austin, Texas
Sample job titles: Home appliance sales, home electronic sales
Location: East coast, Midwest, South
6. LTD Commodities
Sample job titles: Call center, customer service, credit and collections
Location: Aurora and Bannockburn, Ill.
Sample job titles: Seasonal retail sales associate, seasonal cosmetics sales associate, seasonal stock receiving associate, seasonal stock merchandising associate
Location: California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Sample job titles: Sales, support, electrician, management, surveyor, warehouse
Location: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
9. Stanley Steemer
Industry: Carpet/home cleaning
Sample job titles: Carpet cleaning tech
10. Toys "R" Us
Sample job titles: Seasonal store associate
A temporary role can be a great way to earn extra income around the holidays and can also be a possible transition to permanent employment. Apply for a seasonal role at any of these 10 companies now.