The holidays may seem a long way off, but many businesses are already gearing up for their busy season—and looking to add staff members for the next few months.
You can search sites like Snagajob and Indeed for seasonal jobs, and also look for work with companies like FedEx and UPS that are bound to be busier around the holidays. Here are a few cool seasonal jobs to get your search started.
It’s no surprise that Amazon will be busier than usual during the holiday season. To help process the roughly 300 zillion orders Amazon is likely to receive between Black Friday and Christmas Day, the company is hiring work-from-home associates to staff virtual call centers. You have to live in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Virginia. You set your own hours from an available pool.
Seasonal workers will clock an average of 12 hours per week and may be required to work on major holidays, according to Amazon’s website. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, meet certain computing resource requirements, and be able to take any shift Sunday through Saturday from 3:00 a.m. to midnight PST.
Another mighty retailer expecting a lot of jingling bells and cash registers—take a look through Kohl’s seasonal careers listings here.
For many, the traditional Christmas season kicks off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and the department store needs to fill these seasonal spots before then. Minneapolis needs a Mrs. Claus, BTW!
Big T is another retailer that will be bringing on seasonal, red-shirt-wearing staff. Check listings here, where you can also sign up for email updates.
The toy juggernaut needs warehouse ops folks in Flanders, New Jersey; Stockton, California; Midlothian, Texas; and McDonough, Georgia. If pushing, pulling, lifting and sorting isn’t your bag, they have other seasonal gigs, too.
Check out more seasonal jobs on The Penny Hoarder.