This week’s seasonal jobs are opportunities that will run through 2013. Even though Christmas is next week, these are companies worth looking at all year long.
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DAVID’S BRIDAL – largest American bridal-store chain, specializes in wedding dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear.
*Plans to hire 3,000 seasonal consultants/support
*Top Jobs: Wedding Consultants, Bridesmaids/Social Occasion Dress Specialists, Customer Service Representatives
*Base pay is $7.50 an hour with the opportunity to make commission based on what you sell.
*25% of engagements take place between Thanksgiving and New Year's
*Seasonal associates can work either full time or part time, hiring through Jan 1.
*Find more info at: www.davidsbridal.com
NESTLE TOLLHOUSE CAFÉ – franchised cafés that serve many Nestlé branded products, like cookies and NesCafe, as well as other original products
*Approximately 400 new positions for end of 2012
*Top Jobs: Front Line Team Members, Samplers for the Santa Experience, and Cake Decorators
*Can make anywhere between $8 -$10 an hour depending on experience and work history
*Seasonal hiring ends at end of Dec. when traffic tapers off (as school goes back in session) but positions can become full time
*Started with a single café in August 2000
*Has been ranked #1 in category by Entrepreneur Magazine and Franchise 500
*Find more info at www.nestlecafe.com
LIBERTY TAX - the third-largest and fastest-growing retail tax preparer in the U.S.
*Looking to hire more than 50,000 seasonal workers for tax season
*Top Jobs: Certified Tax Preparers, Marketing
*Positions pay $10-12 per hour & tax preparers can earn a bonus of 5% of all revenue they generate (high achievers can earn up to $30-$40 per hour).
*For people interested in pursuing tax certification, Liberty Tax offers free tax classes (in-person or online) to help you prepare for a certification exam
*Positions start January 1st and run through the end of tax season.
*Find more info at www.libertytax.com/Careers.html
BOSTON MARKET - chain of American fast-casual restaurants
*Hires roughly 2,000 people for this holiday season all across the country
*Top Jobs: Delivery Drivers, Cashiers, Servers and Prep Cooks
*Many of the employees that are hired during the holiday season will have the opportunity to continue to work past the holidays.
*Continue to hire through December
*Find more info at www.bostonmarketjobs.com
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LIMITED BRANDS – parent company of Victoria's Secret, White Barn Candle
Company, C.O Bigelow, Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel.
*Looking to hire 55,000 employees for holiday season
*Top jobs: customer service; sales associates
*Positions are primarily in-store
*Store hired about 55,000 last year as well
*Limited Brands employs more than 90,000 associates.
*Find more info at www.limitedbrands.jobs