Published December 21, 2012
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.
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
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