Janice Reed
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Posted October 29, 2020

Seasonal hiring is booming. Find the best seasonal job for you

If you're still job seeking, your prospects may seem slim, however seasonal hiring is ramping up! Check out your options for common seasonal jobs in the retail industry and search for jobs in your area so you can be employed through the holidays.
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Updated September 2021

Looking for work in the winter months isn’t always easy. However as some companies begin to slow their momentum in preparation for the holiday season, companies with seasonal jobs are just ramping up.

If you’ve never worked a seasonal job before, you may not know what types of jobs support the yearly holiday hiring process for retail stores, but the good news is, whatever your strengths and talents happen to be, there’s probably a seasonal job out there that suits you! Read on to find out more about what types of jobs are out there and how you can get started.

What seasonal jobs are available right now?

1. Warehouse and delivery jobs

With more consumers purchasing online, the need to quickly and efficiently store, retrieve and deliver goods is about to skyrocket. Many warehouses and delivery companies like UPS and Amazon will need more workers to help with the additional demand on their facilities.

What would make me a good fit for this job?

If you’re the type of person who likes to be active at work but doesn’t feel like you want to interact with customers on a day-to-day basis, a warehouse job may be a good option for you. If you’ve worked a job in other warehouses, mail/package delivery, construction, trucking, or another skilled trade in the past, seasonal warehouse and delivery work should feel familiar and comfortable for you.

What would be required of me?

Warehouse workers may be required to:

  • Work weekend or overnight shifts
  • Lift heavy products and packages
  • Locate and retrieve products
  • Perform inventory management tasks
  • Load delivery trucks with completed orders
  • Operate heavy machinery, such as a forklift.

Delivery workers may be required to:

  • Work weekend or overnight shifts
  • Have or acquire a special driver’s license, like a CDL (commercial driver’s license)
  • Lift heavy packages
  • Scan orders for package tracking
  • Deliver packages to a customer’s location.

Note that this is an estimate of job requirements. Some jobs may require more or less from applicants than what’s described above. Always read a specific job description to determine your fit before applying for a job.

How much does it usually pay?

Depending on your location, experience, and the company you work for, pay for a warehouse worker can range from $11 - $18 per hour. The same is true for delivery jobs, but these generally have a higher rate of pay, at around $18 - $21 per hour.

Where can I apply?

If you’re interested in applying for seasonal warehouse or delivery jobs, click the links below to perform a local job search. Once you’ve browsed jobs in your area, don’t forget to apply to those jobs so you can be considered and hired on soon!

Search for local warehouse jobs

Search for local delivery jobs

2. In-store retail jobs

More customers mean more need for in-store retail workers who can manage both the influx of consumers and the greater demands of enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols in stores. With holiday shoppers on the horizon, many retailers will be keen to train up a larger force of retail experts who can manage the influx during this time.

What would make me a good fit for this job?

If you consider yourself to be an outgoing, sociable type of person who enjoys the idea of being busy throughout your workday a seasonal in-store retail job might be a good fit for you. If you’ve previously worked in retail, sales, hospitality, or any other consumer-facing job, this job should suit the skills you acquired at your previous job.

What would be required of me?

As seasonal in-store retail workers you may be required to:

  • Work weekend or late-night shifts
  • Lift and stock products
  • Operate a checkout counter
  • Provide assistance to customers in need of help
  • Answer customer questions or concerns
  • Enforce storewide COVID-19 safety precautions
  • Assist in store cleaning.

Note that this is an estimate of job requirements. Some jobs may require more or less from applicants than what’s described above. Always read a specific job description to determine your fit before applying for a job.

How much does it usually pay?

Rates of pay for retail workers vary based on your location and the stores hiring in your area, however, pay for seasonal retail workers from some national retailers can range from roughly $10 - $17 per hour.

Where can I apply?

If you’re interested in applying for seasonal in-store retail jobs, click the link below to perform a local job search. Once you’ve browsed jobs in your area, don’t forget to apply to those jobs so you can be considered and hired on soon!

Search for local retail jobs

3. Remote customer service jobs

An influx of online orders during the holidays means that there is going to be a large wave of customers needing support with order-related issues, returns, or last-minute changes. Retailers with online stores are ramping up on hiring seasonal remote customer service professional so that their customers won’t have to wait long to have their order issues resolved to their satisfaction.

What would make me a good fit for this job?

If you have excellent conflict resolution skills with customers and you’re most comfortable with working from a desk (or your couch) rather than being active throughout the day, a seasonal remote customer service job may be a great option to consider.

What would be required of me?

Seasonal remote customer service workers may be required to:

  • Work overnight or weekend shifts
  • Handle multiple customer calls throughout the day
  • Apply conflict resolution skills to de-escalate upset customers
  • Research and resolve order issues for customers
  • Operate internal customer service ticketing/tracking systems
  • Correspond with customers via email

Note that this is an estimate of job requirements. Some jobs may require more or less from applicants than what’s described above. Always read a specific job description to determine your fit before applying for a job.

How much does it usually pay?

A seasonal remote customer service worker can expect to make anywhere from $10 - $17 per hour depending on where they apply. Since the job is remote, location shouldn’t be a huge factor in determining the rate of pay.

Where can I apply?

If you’re interested in applying for seasonal remote customer service jobs, click the link below to perform a local job search. Once you’ve browsed jobs in your area, don’t forget to apply to those jobs so you can be considered and hired on soon. Happy hunting!

Search for remote customer service jobs


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