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The booming economy is bringing with it a record number of seasonal jobs with hourly rate and benefits that are turning a lot of heads. The usual suspects are hiring an unprecedented number of seasonal workers this year, including - Target, JCPenney, Kohl's, Walmart, CVS, Macy's, Amazon, and of course UPS and Fed-Ex. Although we regularly hear that seasonal jobs could lead to regular full-time positions, that will be never be more the case than this year. Due to the stiff competition for retail talent, recruiting started in the middle of the summer this year (rather than the traditional late September early October push). 


The other aspect of seasonal job openings that I always like to highlight is that almost all businesses could use extra help this time of year. The point here is to not limit your search to just the big retail names typically included in an article like this. Due to historically low unemployment, seasonal workers will be in high demand. Not only are hourly rates expected to be at record levels, incentives such as employee discounts are being sweetened as well. 

In writing these articles year after year, I have found that there are so many people that need these jobs just for the season - and they do serve that purpose. But, if you are seeking a full time job or a change or career fields, this is a golden opportunity. Companies like UPS have already publicly stated that they will be recruiting a record number of full time employees from this year's seasonal work force.

Finding seasonal job openings is easier than ever. If you do a Google search for 'seasonal jobs' you will see how the search engine is now directly linking to all of the openings your geographic area. Of course, be careful when doing a Google search that you don't end up at a scam website. Never pay a fee to be considered for a job and it is always best to contact the company directly. Some of the major names will use a recruiting firm, just be sure to check out any company like this before sharing too much personal information with them. 


 Work From Home Seasonal Jobs

If  you don't want to leave the house, you can still cash in with a work from home seasonal job. The big names offering seasonal work from home positions include Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, Neiman-Marcus, HSN (Home Shopping Network), and 800 Flowers. You can also create your own work from home seasonal job by offering your services to local business for services like addressing holiday cards, making end of year greeting calls to clients, holiday party planning, and more. 

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