Finding Seasonal Work

While the economy is sagging and sales of most consumer goods are down retailers all over the country are still looking for part-time seasonal workers for the holidays. A variety of jobs are available right now including working cash registers, stocking and restocking, wrapping and delivering packages and unloading trucks. Hours offered are usually pretty flexible, you have the opportunity to earn several hundred dollars or more, and some stores even offer an employee discount on their merchandise. A search of SnagAJob using my zip code here in Iowa brought up seasonal jobs at companies that included Kohl’s, Michaels, UPS, FedEx, Walmart Toys’R’Us, Express, Sears, JC Penny and Kmart.

My kids are trying to decide what to do for some extra money when they come home from college over Christmas break. Some of their options include returning to previous employers, babysitting and trying a temp service they both worked for last summer. A friend of mine worked as a valet at night during the winter to supplement his day job. Of course, there will be snow to shovel soon enough, too.

Have you worked a seasonal job before? What did you do?

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