Holiday Hiring Season Begins Now!
Looking for part-time, seasonal work? With the upcoming holiday season just around the corner, now is the time to start applying. A variety of businesses will be looking to hire some additional employers to help with busy holiday seasons. Large retailers like Toys ‘R’ Us plan to double their staff for the holiday season, and Target is looking to fill 74,000 positions. Big businesses are not the only ones who will be hiring. In your job search, don’t neglect small businesses such as party favor/costume stores or even a Christmas tree lot, as well as manufacturing, shipping, and delivery companies. Many grocery stores and department stores also increase their staff to handle holiday crowds.
According to SnagaJob.com, 33 percent of employers hire their seasonal associates during the month of October. Additionally, seasonal hiring is expected to be close to last year’s numbers when retailers hired approximately 600,000 people. There is tremendous opportunity during this time of year to obtain work!
Even though many of these positions are deemed temporary, it is possible for part-timers to be offered permanent employment. A part-time job is an opportunity for workers to impress management and compete with others for those full-time positions.There is one common misconception associated with part-time work and unemployment that needs to be put to rest. One can still receive a portion of their unemployment benefits while working part-time—it all depends on how much that person earns a week. Unemployed claimants should also be aware that if offered employment, whether it is full-time or part-time, they must take it to remain eligible for benefits, unless the job is deemed unsuitable. Check out the partial benefits calculator on the Department’s website to see how your benefits might be affected. Don’t miss the boat; start applying for these jobs now!