Overall, the holiday season can make it more difficult to find a full time job during the end of the year. Because of this many find it best to take on a temporary job until more opportunities open up. Aside from retail and some entry level jobs, many feel that they have few options at this time. In actuality, seasonal employment is not limited to local malls.
With holiday shoppers not wanting the added stress of cooking dinner, restaurants find themselves overwhelmed by a larger than normal dinner rush. Because of this many hire on extra servers and cooks to handle the increase in orders. Although many of these positions are not advertised as jobs online or in newspapers, that does not mean they are not there.
In most cases, it is best to simply ask popular local restaurants if they are recruiting instead of waiting around for them to announce openings. On a similar note, due to increases in business caused by students being out of school for winter break, movie theaters and other locations dedicated to entertainment bulk up staff to meet the needs of the public.
Also often overlooked are seasonal jobs with companies that handle shipping purchases. Online shopping for the holidays is at it’s highest, creating more business for FEDEX and UPS. Many locations are currently hiring additional staff, both drivers and package handles, to make sure holiday purchases arrive on time.
With temperatures dropping, companies that handle heating and air are bulking up staff numbers. Very few individuals are willing to live with a broken heater during the colder months, making it necessary to handle service requests immediately. Instead of losing business to local competitors, these companies often increase the number of those the employee to meet demands. In many cases one does not have to have prior experience to apply.
And unlike many seasonal employment opportunities, these positions tend to last longer. This is because the availability of these positions is not linked to the holidays. Instead, these employees are needed for as long as it remains cold. With the period of these temporary positions being longer, it makes it easier to turn them into full-time jobs. After all, after it warms up people demand quick repair for broken air conditioners.