The holiday season is upon us! And this year it means real in-person festivities, lots of laughs and good times with friends and family, and oh yes…JOBS. The retail sector of the economy is projected to outpace that of last year. With higher consumer confidence, retailers are gearing up for a holiday shopping season like no other with increased seasonal hiring.
Employers are also gearing up for more in-person shopping this year and so they’re looking to hire cashiers, delivery workers, technicians…the list goes on. This is your opportunity to start a side gig to earn cash ahead of the holiday rush.
Amazon, the most popular online retailer today, is putting its money where its mouth is this holiday season. They’re looking to hire about 150,000 seasonal roles And get this: they’re offering up to a $3,000 sign-on bonus, pay of $19 per hour (up to $22 per hour depending on the role), and access to benefits with most positions. This is a surefire way to make sure you have plenty of cash for all those holiday expenses. Check out the available roles here.
U.S. Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service is actively hiring 28,000 seasonal employees this year, down from over 40,000 seasonal employees in 2021, as we approach peak season for mail and deliveries. Wherever you are in the United States, there’s a position for you from mail carriers to mail handlers. Check out available jobs in your area here.
UPS is now hiring 100,000+ part-time and full-time seasonal workers to meet the expected increase in the 2022 holiday delivery demand. And get this: Its streamlined, digital-first process now takes just 25 minutes for most people – from filling out an online application to receiving a job offer. And nearly 80% of seasonal positions do not require an interview! If you think you have what it takes to be a warehouse worker, package handler, drive the UPS truck, or be a driver helper, check out their current job openings here.
Big-box retailer Target is on track to hire up to 100,000 seasonal workers in 2022. You’ll be able to find positions ranging from a cashier, a floor associate, and more with a flexible schedule, a new starting wage range of $15-$24 an hour, and a 10% employee discount — making it a wage leader in every market where the retailer has stores or facilities. Find an opening near you at the link here.
Kohl’s is aiming to hire 90,000 seasonal workers in 2022 (also similar to last year) to fill positions in stores and warehouses in order to meet customer demand this year. In addition to competitive wages and benefits, Kohl’s offers its associates flexible scheduling, weekly paychecks, and an immediate 15% merchandise employee discount, along with occasional associate shop special events with an increase to 35% off. Check out available jobs by visiting careers.kohls.com.
Electronics giant Best Buy is looking to hire “thousands” of seasonal workers for all types of positions at its retail locations nationwide, starting at $15 per hour. Plenty of seasonal opportunities are available: check them out here.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking to make the most cash possible this holiday season, we recommend pursuing a role at Amazon. Not only can you make up to $22 per hour, but that $3,000 sign-on bonus for many roles is not one to be overlooked. Even if it’s just a gig you just keep for the holiday season, it can mean LOTS of cash in your pocket to help offset all of those holiday bills. Whichever opportunity you chose, be sure to send your application soon so you can get grinding before Thanksgiving rolls around!