Showing posts with label Companies hiring for the holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Companies hiring for the holidays. Show all posts

Companies hiring for the holidays


It's beginning to look a lot like time for seasonal hiring.

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 hiring.

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, regional 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
Financial, credit card transaction processing, merchant services
Sample job titles: Business consultants, sales directors, IT positions, client services, call center, customer service
Location: Nationwide
4. Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Sample job titles: Store manager, retail worker
Location: Austin, Texas
5. HHgregg
Sample job titles:
Home appliance sales, home electronic sales
East coast, Midwest, South
6. LTD Commodities
Sample job titles: Call center, customer service, credit and collections
Location: Aurora and Bannockburn, Ill.
7. Macy’s
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
8. SolarCity
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
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. 

Companies hiring for the holidays

Happy Holidays
CareerBuilder survey reveals more retailers hiring seasonal workers
Every year, it seems as though retailers are prepping for the holiday season earlier and earlier. Before Halloween even arrives, some stores have already started running advertisements or stocking their shelves with gifts for the winter holidays. While, for some, October may be a little early to think about the holiday season, it’s not too early for companies to start hiring for it.
Not only are companies beginning to hire for the holidays now, but they’ll be adding additional staff this year. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 39 percent of retail hiring managers plan to hire seasonal workers this year, up from 36 percent last year and 29 percent in 2011. Employers in information technology (18 percent), leisure and hospitality (16 percent) and financial services (16 percent) also plan to hire seasonal staff.
“Seasonal employment is expected to be somewhat better than last year and can lead to more than just extra income for workers,” says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. “Nearly half (49 percent) of U.S. employers who are hiring seasonal workers plan to transition some into full-time, permanent staff. This is up 10 percentage points over last year and indicative of a growing trend where employers are test-driving candidates before committing to a long-term hire. Seasonal work is a good way for job seekers to network, showcase their abilities and secure a permanent position in a variety of industries.”
Hot areas for seasonal hiring
Job seekers interested in seasonal positions should consider looking beyond just retail stores because there is a wide range of opportunities in corporate settings as companies wrap up the year. Popular positions companies will be recruiting for this holiday season include:
  • Customer service — 33 percent
  • Shipping/delivery — 18 percent
  • Inventory management — 17 percent
  • Administrative/clerical — 15 percent
  • Sales (non-retail) — 12 percent
  • Marketing — 9 percent
  • Accounting/finance — 6 percent
How to find holiday jobs
If you’re a job seeker looking for seasonal work, try searching online job sites, going to a company’s website directly or visiting niche sites, such as, that specialize in the types of jobs companies are often hiring for during the holidays.
You can also start your search now by checking out the below list of 14 companies hiring for the holidays:
1. A&R Transport
Industry: Transportation
Sample job titles: Regional truck driver, bulk transport truck driver, local truck driver, owner operator
Location: Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Decatur, Ala.; Greater Chicagoland area; Jeffersonville, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Philadelphia
2. h.h. gregg
Industry: Retail
Sample job titles: Electronic sales, appliance sales, store manager
Location: Midwest, South, East
3. Hastings Entertainment
Industry: Retail (multimedia entertainment)
Sample job titles: Customer service associate, manager in training, manager
Location: Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wyoming
4. Knowledge Universe (KinderCare Learning Centers, CCLC, Champions)
Industry: Education
Sample job titles: Teacher, assistant, site director, center director, area manager
Location: Nationwide
5. Melrose Family Fashions (United Fashions of Texas)
Industry: Retail
Sample job titles: Sales associate
Location: Dallas, Houston, Garland and Richardson, Texas
6. Mosaic Sales Solutions
Industry: Retail
Sample job titles: Merchandising specialist
Location: Nationwide
7. Premier Transportation
Industry: Transportation
Sample job titles: Regional truck driver, local truck driver, owner operator
Location: Atlanta; Chicago; Detroit; Indianapolis; Kentucky; Michigan; North Carolina; Ohio; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia
8. Shasa USA
Industry: Fashion/retail
Sample job titles: Sales associate, assistant manager, store manager
Location: California, Texas
9. Sykes Home Powered by Alpine Access
Industry: Call center, sales marketing, customer service
Sample job titles: Call center — customer service representative (entry level, work from home), bilingual Spanish-English customer service — work from home, video gaming user experience specialist
Location: Nationwide (except Arkansas; California; Hawaii; Massachusetts; Montana; New Mexico; Ohio; Vermont; Washington, D.C.)
10. Talmer Bank and Trust
Industry: Finance/banking
Sample job titles: Senior mortgage lender, bank teller, financial consultant, customer service representative
Location: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
11. Teavana
Industry: Restaurant/retail
Sample job titles: Retail store manager, barista, tea associate, assistant store manager, sales associate, shift manager
Location: Nationwide
12. The Limited
Industry: Women’s apparel
Sample job titles: Store manager, sales associate, stock associate, floorset associate
Location: Nationwide
13. The Select Family of Staffing Companies
Industry: Staffing
Sample job titles: Production, forklift, picker/packer, machine operator/Computer Numerically Controlled machinist, customer service, on-site manager, assembly
Location: Nationwide
14. XPO Logistics Inc.
Industry: Logistics
Sample job titles: Account manager, senior account manager, team lead, sales representative, logistics coordinator, intermodal manager
Location: Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Cincinnati; Dallas; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Salt Lake City

Companies hiring for the holidays

16 companies hiring seasonal workers.

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 résumé a 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, esthetician, 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  
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.

Source: careerbuilder

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