Seasonal Jobs

According to Hourly Careers ( one in five Americans plan to take on a second job during the 2011 holiday season, while 12percent said they already had one according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive.

Hourly careers also cites a 2011 survey of 1,000 hiring managers and found that…

51% of hiring managers will be hiring for seasonal jobs this this year – up 8 points since 2008.
Each hiring manager, on average, expects to hire 4.1 seasonal workers – a 5 percent increase over last year’s 3.9 workers and a 32 percent improvement from a low point in 2009
That presents opportunities if you’re in the market for work or taking on a second job. Here are some of the jobs that post openings during this season:

How to Turn your Seasonal Retail Job into a Career

Retailers are gearing up for seasonal holiday hiring, and people are asking how to convert their temporary job into a long term opportunity. If you’re considering retail as a career, (and many people are after long and brutal searches in other fields) here are the rules for success.