Need a holiday job? Now's the time to apply.
Blain Adly loves staying busy helping customers at fab'rik in Carytown. It's only early fall but Adly is already looking forward to the holiday rush.
"It's a lot of fun there's a little sparkle, a lot of excitement, everybody gets excited around the holidays," she says. "It's just fun."
Adly is planning to hire one, maybe two extra people to help with the holiday season and the clothing boutique isn't alone.
Megan Overton of snagajob says more companies are hiring this year. 69 percent of those surveyed will boost their workforce in November and December, compared to 63 percent in 2012. The job opportunities go far beyond traditional retail.
"Shipping companies like UPS and Fed Ex are always hiring during the holidays," she says. "Also restaurants that are near shopping centers tend to staff up for additional shifts."
Overton says companies usually assess needs in September, do most of their hiring in October and, in some cases, these part-time positions can lead to bigger and better things.
"The best thing that we're seeing out of this is that a lot of our employers are hoping that job seekers will stay on post the holiday season," Overton says. "So if you're looking for a job having a seasonal position can help you transition to a full time employment in January."
Snagajob says the paycheck from a seasonal job may be a little bigger this year too.
The average wage is expected to be $10.80, up a dime from the 2012 holiday season.
To find a list of places hiring, click here for snagajob's website.
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