Companies Hiring for the Holidays

Who's looking for seasonal workers
Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder Writer

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Each year retail stores seem to put up holiday decorations earlier than the year before. One moment students are grabbing notebooks and glue bottles from the back-to-school displays, and the next an oversized inflatable turkey is advertising Thanksgiving decor.

Although you might think that the store decorations and displays don't give you time to catch your breath between the summer and holiday season, don't forget that more action is going on behind the scenes. In November and December, shoppers spend money. Whether they're buying clothes or electronics or opening a new savings account because of a bank promotion, they have money and want to use it. To handle all of the extra traffic, companies hire new workers. And if you've ever looked for a job, you know the process takes a few weeks. You don't often apply for a job and get hired the same day. That's why companies begin their search for holiday workers in advance.

In other words, if you're thinking that a seasonal job sounds good for you, you should start looking right now. Whether you want some extra spending money or you'd like to get your foot in the door at a company, a seasonal job might be the right fit for you. To help you find the jobs hiring seasonal employees right now, we've put together the following list:

20/20 Companies
Industry: Direct Sales
Number of openings: 75
Sample job titles: Retail sales representative, inside sales representative
Location: Nationwide

A Wireless
Industry: Telecommunications (retail)
Number of openings: 200
Sample job titles: Sales representative, store manager
Location: Nationwide

Ambius
Industry: Office, office services
Number of openings: 150
Sample job titles: Holiday designer, holiday decorator, holiday help
Location: Nationwide

American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.
Industry: Mortgage banking, real estate, finance, IT
Number of openings: 100
Sample job titles: Financial analyst, valuations analyst, loan consultant II, senior analyst, applications development
Location: Coppell, Texas and Jacksonville.

AutoNation
Industry: Automotive retail
Number of openings: 100
Sample job titles: Sales, automotive technician
Location: Nationwide

Central Payment
Industry: Merchant services / finance
Number of openings: 200
Sample job titles: Outside sales
Location: Nationwide

Citi Trends
Industry: Retail
Number of openings: 400
Sample job titles: Store sales associate, store manager, distribution center processing (seasonal), distribution center material handler, assistant managers
Location: Nationwide

F5 Networks
Industry: Network/computer products
Number of openings: 115
Sample job titles: senior software engineer, test engineer, field systems engineer, major account manager, territory account manager
Location: Nationwide (including Seattle and San Jose)

Fred's Inc.
Industry: Retail
Number of openings: 400
Sample job titles: Retail store manager, assistant manager
Location: Memphis and the southeast

Global Experience Specialist (GES)
Industry: Convention services
Number of openings: 250
Sample job titles: Sale coordinator, account managers, exhibit services associate
Location: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Dallas

Harbor Freight Tools
Number of openings: 540
Sample job titles: District manager, store sales associates, inventory, purchasing, supply chain, engineering, IT, accounting, logistics, category
Location: Nationwide

H&M
Industry: Fashion retail
Number of openings: 1,000
Sample job titles: Full- and part-time sales advisors, department managers, visual merchandisers
Location: New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas

Hewlett Packard
Industry: Technology
Number of openings: 5,000
Sample job titles: Sales specialist, sales manager, application management services, .NET/SQL developers and architect, applications developers/programmers/managers, systems engineer, systems/solutions architect, technology consultant, business analyst
Location: Nationwide

Kitchen Collection/Le Gourmet Chef
Industry: Retail
Number of openings: 1,000
Sample job titles: Store manager, assistant store manager, retail team member
Location: Nationwide

MarketStar
Industry: Sales and marketing outsourcing
Number of openings: 1,000
Sample job titles: Part-time retail sales representative
Location: Nationwide

Maxim Healthcare
Industry: Health care
Specific Number of openings: 100
Sample job titles: Nurse, physical therapist, recruiter
Location: Nationwide

Furniture Row: Denver Mattress, Sofa Mart and Oak Express
Industry: Retail furniture
Number of openings: 100
Sample job titles: Sales manager trainee
Location: Nationwide

Red Ventures
Industry: Online marketing and sales
Number of openings: 300
Sample job titles: Analyst, Web developer, sales consultant
Location: Charlotte and Miami

Ross Stores
Industry: Retail
Number of openings: 1,000
Sample job titles: District manager, store manager, assistant store manager, store protection specialist, retail associate
Location: Nationwide (including California, Nevada, Washington, Montana, Florida, Texas, Hawaii)

Ryder
Industry: Transportation and logistics
Number of openings: 100
Sample job titles: Driver, technician, rental service manager
Location: Nationwide

Sonic Automotive
Industry: Automotive retail
Number of openings: 100
Sample job titles: Sales, automotive technician
Location: Nationwide

Wells Fargo
Industry: Financial
Number of openings: 10,000
Sample job titles: Teller, personal banker, phone banker, loan servicing specialist, customer service specialist, home mortgage consultant
Location: Nationwide



Last Updated: 09/11/2010 - 11:08 AM


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