Christmas jobs ARE available this season - here's where.....


Whether you're looking to get back to work or to earn extra cash as a side hustle, now's the time to pounce on part-time seasonal jobs.

According to ManpowerGroup's new Employment Outlook Survey, employers across all sectors plan to increase their hiring in the fourth quarter. Online retail, in particular, is surging - up 44.5 percent since the second quarter of 2020.

Seasonal jobs also allow you to try a job on for size while earning a steady paycheck, gaining new skills, building contacts and, in some cases, enjoying paid company benefits.

Here are some local companies where you can earn extra cash for the holidays.

Walmart

Walmart plans on hiring more than 20,000 seasonal associates in its e-commerce fulfillment centers nationwide. Roles ranging from order fillers to power-equipment operators start at an hourly rate of $15.75 up to $23.75. Hiring will continue through Jan. 1, 2021, and many workers will have the opportunity to become full-time employees. Associates in hourly roles can access some benefits on their first day, such as an associate stock-purchase plan and contributions to a 401(k).

UPS

UPS is hiring approximately 1,500 seasonal workers in New York City as drivers, driver helpers, package handlers and personal vehicle drivers. Wages range from $14.50 up to $30 an hour. For part-time seasonal jobs ending in late January, work consists of three to five hours daily for a five-day week. College students can earn up to $1,300 in tuition assistance if they work the three-month season.

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