The misconception is that all the holiday jobs are gone, but the truth is that many companies still need holiday help through the first of the year, and some holiday jobs will extend into the New Year.
Happy hunting, and happy holidays!
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H&R BLOCK – The world’s largest consumer tax services provider.
*Hires approximately 80,000 year-round, but the peak hiring season is September–January. Plans to hire at least 1,000 seasonal employees.
*Top Jobs: Tax Professionals, Client Service Leaders, Client Service Professionals, Customer Care positions, Technical Support and Marketing Coordinators.
*Most seasonal positions remain seasonal based on the type of work being done and when the work is needed.
*Hiring slows down in January, but ramps back up again after tax season ends in April.
*They prepare 1 in every 6 U.S. tax returns and have a retail office within 5 miles of most Americans.
*Find out more info at http://www.hrblock.com/career/
DAVID’S BRIDAL - The largest and fastest-growing bridal retailer in the world, with more than 300 stores located across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.
*Will hire approximately 2,800 seasonal workers, are all part-time positions.
*Top Jobs: Junior Stylists and Customer Service Representatives
*Seasonal positions pay $9-$10.50 per hour
*Started seasonal hiring last week, will continue through Jan 1. Hiring for busy season that continues into Feb. (Valentine’s day).
*25% of engagements take place between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
*Has an excellent training program for each role, as well as training programs that help team members grow from sales positions to management positions.
*Find more information at http://www.davidsbridal.com/OnlineHelp_help-company-info?leftNav=true#careers
THE CONTAINER STORE – A specialty retail chain that sells storage solutions for home and office.
*Hiring over 1,600 total -- 600+ seasonal sales positions across 63 stores, plus an additional 15 transition team members per store (total of 945).
*Top Jobs: Sales & Transition Team Members
*Sales positions go through Feb 15th and Transition Team Positions are hired from Dec 16-Jan 7. Seasonal hires could turn into more permanent opportunities.
*Generally pay salespeople 50-100% higher than industry average & all receive a 40% merchandise discount & a 50% discount on elfa products
*Has made Fortune's list of "100 Best Places to Work in America" for past 14 years.
*Find more info at http://www.containerstore.com/careers/index.html
LIMITED BRANDS – The parent company of Victoria's Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel.
*Looking to hire approximately 55,000 employees for holiday season (hired same amount in 2012).
*Top jobs: customer service; sales associates, distribution center associates.
*Positions are primarily in-store.
*Also has full-time positions available nationwide (200+ listed on website).
*Find more info at www.limitedbrands.jobs
AMAZON – Multinational electronic commerce company, it is the world's largest online retailer.
*Will hire more than 70,000 seasonal employees, a 40% increase over last year.
*Top Jobs: Distribution, Packing, Shipping.
*Jobs pay 30% higher than retail jobs.
*They are hiring through December and anticipate thousands will stay on as permanent positions
*Find out more info at www.amazonfulfillmentcareers.com