While there is a downward trend in the demand for seasonal workers there is still an increase in job postings for everything from stocking associates to truck drivers to fulfill the demands of consumers. If you are looking to make some extra money or looking for a temporary way to fill a gap in your schedule this holiday season, a seasonal job may be an excellent choice.
In this article, we share 9 seasonal jobs that are hiring right now to help you narrow your job search.
To find all seasonal jobs available now, start your search on Indeed.com to find openings by job title, company and location. You can also filter by job type, salary, experience level and remote or work-from-home. You can also upload your resume to Indeed and set it to “public” for employers to be able to search and find your profile and reach out with relevant opportunities.
Below are some of the readily available seasonal jobs you can apply for today. For the most up-to-date salary information from Indeed, visit indeed.com/salaries.
1. Seasonal associate
National average salary: $14.66 per hour
Primary duties: Seasonal associates are temporary or short-term professionals who assist customers with purchases, returns, questions about products and more. Also called a seasonal retail sales associate, this role may require experience in customer service, troubleshooting, merchandising, retail sales, stocking and point of sale.
National average salary: $14.22
Primary duties: Cashiers are customer service professionals whose main responsibilities include operating cash registers, product scanners and point-of-sale systems to facilitate customer purchases. Cashiers work closely with customers, so employers may seek customer service experience, communication skills and sales experience for this role. Many convenience stores, grocery stores and other retailers are interested in hiring cashiers that can work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while offering a positive experience to customers.
3. Retail assistant manager
National average salary: $16.21 per hour
Primary duties: A retail assistant manager is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of a retail store, including managing inventory, hiring and training employees, monitoring customer returns and implementing store promotions. They may also act as a resource for customers and staff on store policies and other store information. Previous experience supervising and motivating customer service-oriented teams can make you a strong candidate for this role.
4. Stocking associate
National average salary: $16.46 per hour
Primary duties: As a stocking associate, you will likely have less direct interaction with customers, but your efficiency in the role directly impacts the customer experience. These professionals help provide and deliver the right products to customers by safely unloading merchandise from incoming freight, moving it to the sales floor and stocking departments. This may be a physically demanding job and experience operating a forklift and picking up orders is preferred. Similar roles include stocker/receivers and replenishment associates.
5. Maintenance person
National average salary: $18.10 per hour
Primary duties: A maintenance person is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation and upkeep of physical facilities and equipment within an organization. Their duties include performing routine inspections, repairs, and maintenance tasks to maintain a safe and functional environment for employees and visitors.
6. Truck driver
National average salary: $32.44 per hour
Primary duties: Truck drivers work for companies like food distributors, restaurants and stores delivering produce and other goods. Seasonally, there may be a higher need for these professionals as consumer spending increases around the holidays. This role requires a commercial driver’s license or CDL.
National average salary: $12.84 per hour
Primary duties: A merchandiser is responsible for planning and coordinating the presentation and promotion of products in retail stores or online platforms. They create visually appealing displays and strategize product positioning to maximize sales and enhance the overall shopping experience for customers.
8. Sales representative
National average salary: $16.73 per hour
Primary duties: A sales representative is responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships by actively promoting and selling products or services. They identify potential clients, present tailored solutions, negotiate terms and close deals, striving to meet sales targets and contribute to the company’s revenue growth.
9. Food service worker
National average salary: $16.70 per hour
Primary duties: A food service worker is responsible for preparing and serving food and beverages to customers in a restaurant, cafeteria or other food service establishments. They handle customer orders, maintain cleanliness in the dining area and kitchen and ensure adherence to food safety regulations, providing an efficient and pleasant dining experience.