Make extra cash with a holiday job
Seasonal jobs on the rise
While 15 million Americans remain unemployed, holiday jobs may cause that number to shrink -- at least temporarily. Seasonal jobs have always been a staple for certain segments of the population, such as college students. But this year, larger numbers of people are vying for holiday season positions. Fortunately, more are available.
According to a recent holiday hiring survey by SnagAJob.com, an hourly job website, hiring levels should be up 26 percent from last year. Participating hiring managers say they will each hire an average of 3.9 workers, up from 3.1 workers in 2009. In addition, some 50 percent of hiring managers are looking for holiday help this year, versus 47 percent last year.
So there's money to be made this holiday season, whether you're unemployed or just looking for some extra spending money. You just need to know where to look, what managers are looking for in seasonal employees and how to fit a temporary job into your schedule.