Make extra cash with a holiday job
Retail, the default holiday job
The retail sector typically grows this time of year, says Paul Shanahan, regional vice president of staffing firm Adecco. Recent reports from the National Retail Federation indicate an expected increase in sales this holiday season. So retail stores are an obvious place to begin looking for a seasonal job.
Some of the national retail companies that are hiring for seasonal positions include Macy's, Target Portrait Studio, Kohl's, Toys R Us and RadioShack, says Heather Moose, spokeswoman for SnagAJob.com. Local shops and boutiques are likely to be hiring holiday workers as well, so check your local job listings or stop in your favorite stores and ask if they need extra help for the season.
"Try to identify seasonal employment with businesses you actually shop at," says Alison Southwick, spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau. "You will already be familiar with the company and its products. Secondly, discounts available for employees mean significant savings when shopping for Christmas gifts. Discounts can range from 20 percent to 40 percent for seasonal employees."