There are plenty of businesses doing seasonal hiring for the holidays.  With so much uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, one thing is for sure, everyone is looking at their personal finances.  If you are currently suffering financially or you are looking to make some extra cash for holiday shopping, a seasonal job may be the answer.

Here are seven major companies that are looking to do mass seasonal hiring for the upcoming holidays

 

 1. Amazon

 

seasonal hiringOf course Amazon is number one on this list of companies doing seasonal hiring.  They are looking to hire over 230,000 seasonal and permanent jobs (both part time and full time).  Most of the job openings will be in grocery shopping, logistics and delivery.  A resume is not required and if you are hired, you can start working within a weeks time.  When it comes to pay, Amazon’s minimum wage is $15/hour and in some cities, they give out signing bonuses up to $1,500.

As an hourly worker, you can expect benefits like health, vision and dental insurance, a 401(k) with 50% company match as well as paid time off and parental leave.  You can check out their jobs here and if you are interested in their delivery jobs, check out their Amazon Flex app.

2. Target

Target’s seasonal hiring objective is way up there at 130,000 seasonal jobs.  The positions will be both in store and in their main distribution center. Target is another big company that is starting their minimum wage at $15/hour.  As a seasonal worker, you get access to free virtual doctor’s visits and employee discounts.  Check out their online job board here.

3. UPS

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Despite what is going on in the country, UPS still expects seasonal hiring to hit the 100,000 mark with both part time and full time positions. The main categories they will be hiring for include entry level jobs like drivers. In order to be hired for a driving position, you are required to have a valid driver’s license as well as pass an exam. UPS pays between $11- $21/hour.  The good news about UPS is many of their seasonal jobs lead to permanent employment. Go here to see what is available.

4. Kohl’s

See the source imageFor this upcoming holiday season, Kohl’s seasonal hiring plans include hiring around 90,000 employees to help staff stores and distribution centers.  All the positions would be entry level with preference given to those with some relevant experience. Wages are around $10/hour. Check out current openings here.

5. Walmart

See the source imageWith so much online shopping happening right now, Walmart needs to beef up seasonal hiring for its e-commerce fulfillment centers with about 20,000 new seasonal jobs.  Now there are not as many centers as there are retail stores, so these are the states that are hiring for their fulfillment centers: Ohio, Texas, California, Indiana, Kentucky,  New Jersey, Nevada, Florida, Kansas, Georgia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.  Wages for seasonal work start at around $15.75/hour. Check here for more info. 

6. Michael’s

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The arts and crafts retailer will be looking to hire around 16,000 seasonal employees for both its U.S. and Canadian stores.  They will also be looking to hire for their distribution centers. Check here for more information on their seasonal hiring plans.

 

7. Radial

 

This online fulfillment company which counts Cole Haan as a customer,  is looking to hire 23,000 employees for its fulfillment and customer service centers.  Wages are around $16/hour which is very competitive as a starting wage rate.  There is also the opportunity to become a permanent team member after the holidays pass. Find out more here.