5 Top Companies Offering Seasonal Part-Time Jobs

Taking on a side gig is a practical way to make money on the side ahead of the big shopping season, or simply accelerate your earnings to start off your 2020 savings fund, strong.

Image by Chang Duong

Image by Chang Duong

As soon as you know it, pumpkin spice lattes will be replaced by eggnog and hot chocolate. But along with all the great things that come in a holiday season, there’s also the part about increased spending. You will need money for travel, buying gifts, and to set aside cash to continue hitting your financial goals

But don’t fret — although there are many strategies to help control your holiday spending, you also can capitalize on seasonal part-time jobs that many companies offer this time of year! 

We took a look at five companies that can help you earn a little more cash leading up to the holidays.

1. UPS

First on our list is United Parcel Service (UPS), the multinational package delivery and supply chain management business. UPS projects this year’s package deliveries will almost double the number of package deliveries it handles now. 

The company announced plans on hiring 100,000 employees for the holiday season. This is an impressive amount of job openings and opportunities are available nationwide. 

What we like about this company is that they are also willing to help with education costs. Separate from the hourly pay, part-time employees who are earning a degree are eligible to receive $1,800 toward education as part of their Earn and Learn program. 

According to Glassdoor, UPS Seasonal Package Handlers receive an average base pay of $11 an hour along with an additional cash bonus. 

Applications for UPS seasonal jobs are accepted online on their seasonal jobs page

2. Amazon

The e-commerce giant is ready to take on 30,000 workers. But you’ll have to move quickly as it’s reportedly receiving an overwhelming amount of applications, according to a CNN interview with Amazon. The positions available are specific to package delivery and supply chain management and would be a great way to earn experience in a well-known company. 

The tech giant offers positions with a $15 minimum wage, and comparable benefits to full-time workers. The company started hiring last month as they kicked off the season with a series of Career Day events in six major cities. 

Seasonal positions available can be seen online through Amazon Delivers.

3. Best Buy

The large consumer electronics retailer is kicking off seasonal hiring through a series of career fairs being held at their stores. The company culture revolves around creating human connections and one of their values is “Having Fun While Being the Best”. This gig can be a great environment for anyone who loves technology. 

According to Glassdoor, a seasonal Inventory/Merchandising Specialist makes about $10 to $14 an hour. Further, Best Buy offers seasonal workers a large array of benefits including flexible schedules, competitive wages, 401(k) eligibility and an employee discount program. 

You can search for openings on Best Buy's job site or apply directly in-store. 

4. Target

A long-time favorite retailer for many Americans, Target plans to take about 125,000 seasonal team members distributed across the 1,800 stores across the country. Positions are focused on bringing joy to guests and learning the skills required to deliver a great experience to their customers. Target’s launching a series of hiring events across local Target stores. 

According to Glassdoor, seasonal employees at Target have an average base pay of $11 per hour. Target also provides an employee discount program, a gift of $250 for yourself and a charity of your choice, and flexible scheduling such as the option to work on weekends only. This is a great option for those who are picking this up as a second job during the season. 

More information and an interactive map showing available positions are available on the Target website. 

5. Paper Source

The popular stationery gift retailer is also looking for people to join their team. The company strives to create an inspiring environment for the team and value flexible work schedules as an integral part of work-life balance. This makes Paper Source a unique place to work during the holiday season. To help with all the holiday projects, team members get 30% on holiday gifts and crafting supplies.

According to Glassdoor, Seasonal Sales Associates at Paper Source have an average base pay of $11 per hour. You can apply directly at any of their locations or through their career page.

The Financial Gym Team