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Posted December 11, 2013 by

Need Some Work Experience as You Look for Recent Graduate Jobs? Try Top Seasonal Jobs for 2013

While looking for recent graduate jobs, think about getting some extra cash and a little work experience on the side this holiday season.  The following post features some top seasonal jobs in 2013.

Job searchers, freelancers, the underemployed, the gainfully employed — sometimes it seems like everyone could use extra cash during the holiday season. The team at CareerCast, a leading career resource and job database, has issued its annual Best Seasonal Jobs report, highlighting the top temporary positions available this time of year. The 2013 list

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Posted July 09, 2013 by

Teen Summer Employment Strongest in 7 Years

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Teen hiring got off to its strongest start in seven years in 2013, but heavy employment gains in May appear to have caused employers to pull back slightly in June.  However, with 994,000 16- to -19-year-olds finding seasonal positions so far this summer, it is still possible that teen hiring could outpace 2012, according to John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

A Challenger analysis of just-released government employment data found that employers added 215,000 teenagers to their payrolls in May.  That is the largest number of teens hired in May since 2006, when employment among 16- to 19-year-olds expanded by 230,000 in the first month of the summer hiring season.  (more…)

Posted December 10, 2012 by

Retailers Hired 465,500 Seasonal Works in November — All-Time Record

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Retailers added 465,500 seasonal workers in November, the most ever added during what is typically the busiest hiring month of the holiday hiring season, according to an analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The net gain in retail employment achieved last month barely surpassed the previous record set in 2007, when retail payrolls grew by 465,400 workers during the month of November.    (more…)

Posted October 26, 2012 by

How to Turn a Seasonal, Temporary Job Into a Permanent Career

Climbing the corporate ladder

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Thirty-nine percent of employers who are hiring seasonal help plan to transition some employees into full-time, permanent staff, up from 30 percent in 2011. To stand out as a candidate for a long-term opportunity, hiring managers recommended the following:

  • Provide above and beyond customer service. Offer help instead of waiting to be asked for it – 53 percent
  • Proactively ask for more projects – 46 percent
  • Let the employer know up front that you’re interested in permanent employment – 46 percent
  • Present ideas on how to do something better or try something new – 34 percent
  • Ask thoughtful questions about the organization – 32 percent

Source: Careerbuilder

Posted January 06, 2012 by

Searching for a Permanent Job? Temp. 35% of Employers Plan To Hire Temps as Permanent Employees.

A whopping thirty-five percent of American companies are operating with smaller staffs than before the recession. To keep pace with market demand, many are turning to staffing and recruiting companies and temporary workers. Thirty-six percent of companies will hire contract or temporary workers in 2012. This is up from 34 percent for 2011, 30 percent for 2010, and 28 percent for 2009. For those looking for permanent employment, probably the most interesting statistic in this blog article is that 35 percent of the companies hiring temporary or contract workers this year have plans to hire them on a permanent basis. (more…)