5 companies hiring work from home seasonal workers

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Updated December 2021

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner. Employers want to be prepared for the upcoming season, which means recruiting and hiring seasonal workers to meet the upcoming demand.

But what roles will be available for workers? And more specifically, what remote roles will be available?

Suppose you're interested in earning some extra cash for the winter holidays but aren't sure seasonal retail work is for you. In that case, a remote seasonal job could be just what you need.

Keep reading to find out which companies are hiring for seasonal remote positions in the upcoming months and how to give yourself the best chance of landing the job.

What are seasonal work-from-home jobs?

You might be wondering what a seasonal remote job looks like. After all, we typically think of retail and hospitality as seasonal jobs.

Simply put, a seasonal work-from-home job is any role that requires you to work from home throughout the holiday period.

For example, working as a customer service rep for a retailer throughout Christmas. This would involve working with customers and dealing with queries and complaints — and doing it all from home.

Because of the pandemic, remote work has become more popular. In fact, 67% of businesses offer flexible work arrangements.

So we expect more seasonal remote jobs to crop up this year. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, keep reading to find out more about the roles available.

Why should I work a seasonal job?

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of working a remote seasonal job.

Get some extra cash over the holidays

It’s no secret that the holiday season takes its toll on our bank accounts. We’re buying gifts for friends and family, heading out for Christmas parties and events, and traveling to see family.

So if you’re struggling to get your head around how you’ll fund your holiday season, a seasonal job could be just what you need.

Having a little extra income over the holidays may help alleviate some financial stress and allow you to enjoy your time.

Close the gap on your resume

If you’re in between jobs, seasonal work can help you close the gap on your resume. This will prevent future employers from querying why you weren’t working, which can sometimes put them off hiring you altogether.

So get a seasonal job to close the gap between no work and permanent employment. You’ll be glad you did when you’re applying for another job.

Have the potential to extend to a permanent role

Often, workers who join as seasonal employees become part of the team permanently when their contract is over.

And due to employer shortages this year, many companies are planning to keep seasonal workers on board.

Target says:

“When the holidays are over, many of those team members will have the opportunity to stay on board.”

So chances are, if you get hired as a seasonal employee, you might be asked to stick around for the long haul. There’s no guarantee, but if you work hard and show you’re dedicated, there’s a chance it could turn into a permanent position.

Which companies are offering holiday work-from-home jobs?

Now, let’s take a look at some of the companies offering remote holiday jobs this season.

1. Alorica

Alorica is a well-known company that offers plentiful work-from-home opportunities. They offer customer service and sales positions, working with several exciting clients for their seasonal remote positions.

Once hired, you’ll also have the chance to apply for individual projects.

They offer a flexible work schedule, and most agents make between $10 - $14 per hour.

Search for remote Alorica jobs.

2. Amazon

Amazon is an online retailer. You’re probably already familiar with who they are, so we won’t go into too much detail.

Many people are familiar with Amazon’s seasonal delivery and warehouse positions, but they also offer work-from-home customer service positions. If you meet expectations and perform well, many seasonal workers are offered year-round positions.

These positions typically require a 20 - 30 hour per week commitment. On average, seasonal customer service workers can expect to make between $12 - $15 per hour.

Search for remote Amazon jobs.

3. Concentrix

Concentrix has been a leader in remote work since 2004. They work with many clients to offer different services, including customer support and business solutions.

Their remote positions consist mostly of customer support roles. The hiring process is usually 7 - 10 days, so you can get to work fast! Pay starts at $10 per hour for seasonal remote positions.

Search for remote Concentrix jobs.

4. Harry & David

You may know Harry & David as the marketer of those adorable fruit and food gift baskets often sent around the holidays and special occasions. They maintain a staff of 2,500 permanent team members and 8,000+ seasonal employees each year.

They’re looking for remote call center agents to help customers place orders, navigate the website, and answer product questions for this upcoming season. Agents report making an hourly wage ranging from $12–$15 per hour.

Search for remote Harry & David jobs.

5. NexRep

NexRep gives remote work agents the online tools they need to provide excellent service to their customers.

The company offers several at-home opportunities for seasonal work. They range from answering calls for “As Seen on TV” infomercials to managing email inboxes for beauty brands. Current openings are always varying.

Some of the great things about working at NexRep include setting your own schedule, picking your own projects, and earning great money. Some positions offer the potential to earn more than $25 per hour!

Search for remote NexRep jobs.

6. 1-800Accountant

1-800Accountant offers virtual accounting, consulting, and tax preparation services to small businesses and individuals.

You don’t have to be an accountant to get a seasonal job with this company. They’re currently hiring for remote support roles in administrative and client services.

The roles are available from January to April, with working hours between Monday and Friday from 9:30–6:30 (though this is subject to change).

7. H&R Block

H&R Block is a tax preparation company. As companies prepare their year-end financial deadlines, H&R Block is getting ready for a busy tax season.

The HR company is hiring for seasonal receptionist and client care advisory positions across its numerous locations. The pay range is based on experience, and you can choose hours that suit your schedule.

Search for remote H&R Block jobs.

8. Uncommon Goods

E-commerce company Uncommon Goods has a variety of seasonal work-from-home positions, including customer service representatives, graphic design production assistants, and vendor operations coordinators.

Positions start at around $20 per hour but can vary depending on your experience.

9. True Religion Brand Jeans

True Religion Brand Jeans is a clothing company. They have stores dotted around the U.S., as well as a pretty strong online presence.

The company is looking for remote customer service agents for the upcoming holiday season. The job primarily involves dealing with customer queries, building customer relationships, and representing the brand.

Their hourly rate isn’t listed online, but they offer benefits — such as healthcare and dental — for seasonal employees.

10. Stauer

Stauer specializes in watches, jewelry, and accessories. For this upcoming season, Stauer is hiring remote inbound sales consultants.

The schedule for the position is flexible, and the job starts at $18 an hour with an uncapped commission. On average, inbound sales consultants earn $22 an hour with their target earnings.

New hires also get a $500 bonus after 60 days with Stauer, and they get 40% off Stauer merchandise.

How to get hired for a seasonal remote job in 2022

We’ve covered some of the companies that are hiring remote seasonal employees this year. Now, let’s look at how you can give yourself the best chance of getting hired.

1. Apply early

On average, each job offer attracts 250 resumes. That’s a lot of applications for an employer to sift through.

To get ahead of the competition and give yourself the best chance of being hired, make sure to apply for seasonal jobs as soon as you can. The earlier you can get your application in, the more likely it is to be reviewed by the employer.

So when exactly should you be looking for seasonal jobs?

Companies tend to advertise for seasonal jobs at least a month before the holiday season hits. This means you should be looking for seasonal work between October and November. If you leave it too late, chances are the position will already be filled.

2. Update your resume

In addition to getting your application in early, you also need to make sure your resume is up-to-date and that it stands out from the crowd. So spend some time reviewing your most recent resume and updating it with any information you’re missing.

Make sure the information is clearly displayed, and think about what the employer will want to see from your resume. This should help you visualize the best way to structure your resume and what information to include.

You can look at some of our tips to customize your resume. Adding new additions and customizations to your resume is another great way to stand out from the competition and catch the hiring manager’s eye.

If you’re not sure where to start with your resume or haven’t made one before, look at the Jobcase resume generator.

All you have to do is sign up to Jobcase, fill in all your information, and select the ‘generate resume’ button on your profile page.

3. Personalize your cover letter

Before an employer sees your resume, they’ll probably see your cover letter. This is a single-page document addressed to the employer outlining why you’re applying for the job and what skills make you right for the position. It’s essentially an introduction to your application.

As the first thing they see, you must get the cover letter right — especially when you’re competing with many other applicants.

Your cover letter should be personalized to each company you apply to, even if you’re applying for a seasonal job. So spend some time researching the business so that you can tailor your cover letter accordingly.

For more insight into creating cover letters, check out this article about how to write a winning cover letter for your next job opportunity.

4. Express long-term interest

With more employers considering permanent employment after seasonal contracts end, it’s a good idea to show your interest ahead of time. That way, if they’re impressed with your work, they’re more likely to talk to you about a permanent position.

So when you’re writing your cover letter, make sure to include a sentence that outlines your interest and availability for a permanent position. There’s no guarantee that it’ll happen, but it shows that you're serious about the role.

Of course, this is only applicable if you’re interested in a permanent role. If not, that’s not a problem. The role is seasonal, so you won’t be at a disadvantage if you don’t want a permanent position.

Apply for a seasonal remote job today

Applying for a seasonal remote job isn’t as easy as you might think. With so many people applying for positions, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd and get recruiters to notice your application.

Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ve got a good idea of how to apply for seasonal work-from-home jobs with an application that’ll grab the employer’s attention.

So what are you waiting for?

Head over to our job search to start your applications today. And if you need any help or advice on your applications, check out our online community and resource center!



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