A part-time job for the holidays: Will you have one?

You can add seasonal job to the list of many people’s holiday traditions these days. Malls, large retail stores and shipping companies are typically atop the list of best places to find part-time holiday work. Unfortunately, if you were hoping to pick up a second job this year, you may be out of luck as many businesses have already completed their hiring.

The good news is that holiday temp hiring is up this year, if only slightly, compared to 2009. One forecast predicted up to 650,000 additional retail jobs for the holidays. Toys R Us alone was expected to add about 45,000 seasonal workers this year, according to a September report.

Have you ever worked part time during the holidays? What was your experience like? Do you have a holiday job lined up this year?

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5 comments Add your comment

Hine TeKira

November 1st, 2010
7:01 pm

Looking for part time work im a mother looking going back to work force.

Hine TeKira

November 1st, 2010
7:03 pm

Jst putting my cv out there 4 part time wrk.

parminder

November 2nd, 2010
2:23 am

looking for suitable job

parminder

November 2nd, 2010
2:23 am

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ReginaJ

November 2nd, 2010
11:47 am

I once worked during Valentine’s Day at a florist shop during college. I started about a week before Valentines- this particular florist shop also was the main one for the college as well where fraternities and sororities ordered from, so it was already a busy shop. The owner had two huge truck refrigerators where I, along with a dozen or other workers, cut roses and dethorned them in anticipation of the big flower holiday. It was absolute madness, and every day I came home with green fingernails from cutting and dethorning flowers- but I love flowers, and it was fun for me as well. I got lucky after the Valentine’s rush was over as I was chosen to continue to work part time for a few months afterwards. So, with holiday work, if you show your employers that you are a hard worker, it may continue a bit longer after the holiday season is over. I remember the reason I left the florist shop was because I was going home for the summer- the owner was disappointed as I left right before the 2nd biggest flower holiday was about to happen- Mother’s Day.