Whether you’re looking to buy Mum a nice present this year, or the beer fund needs topping up ahead of New Year, finding a temporary Christmas job is the ideal solution for any students looking to build up a bit of cash over the festive period.
Intensive yet flexible hours, temporary jobs require staff to work for a matter of months before they are dismissed – or kept on if you’re lucky! While temporary jobs are available all year round, they are particularly important to companies when preparing for the busy festive period.
Ahead of Christmas, huge retailers and distributors like Amazon, Argos and Tesco, take on thousands upon thousands of new staff. This year, Amazon will take on 19,000 extra people before Christmas, as well as Royal Mail and delivery company, Yodel.
‘Why must they take on so many people?’ I hear you ask! Well, on its busiest day in December 2013, over four million orders were placed on Amazon’s website, which is over 2,500 items placed every minute.
So, along with Amazon, Royal Mail and Tesco, where should you be looking if you want some extra cash over Christmas?
Unsurprisingly, retail comes out on top for temporary jobs this Christmas. As an important time for retailers and sales, Christmas and New Year are make or break so they need all the help they can get from temporary staff. You won’t be fighting for jobs either – the retail industry is booming so you can pick and choose how many hours you want!
Whether it’s rigorous customer service jobs or even straightforward stock counting jobs, the high street will need you this festive season – and you can even benefit from the staff discounts!
Hotels, Pubs & Restaurants
For those in the hospitality industry, Christmas is an incredibly busy period with work parties and big family get-togethers galore. Particularly good for those with excellent interpersonal skills – and those who want to show off their pint-pulling skills – increased orders and influx of people will see you be tested over the festive season. However, you will be laughing when you receive your tips for a day’s work!
Perhaps you’re looking to experience food shopping for Christmas from the other side – that side being the poor supermarkets assistants who have to break up fights over cranberry sauce! Despite the genius thing that is online shopping, thousands will head out to their local supermarket looking for a last minute gift or some nibbles ahead of the big day. With jobs that include shelf-stackers and delivery drivers, you will get flexible hours and lots of benefits from working at your local supermarket.
Finding a temporary job can be tedious, especially when sorting through the millions of job adverts that will be out during this time. To save you time, why not upload your CV to DYWAJ, our free CV directory and CV database?
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