If you are looking for an easy way to earn some extra money in the lead up to Christmas taking on an extra job could be the answer. At this time of the year, the retail industry gets very busy, and this is the case across all sectors.
In the lead up to Christmas, fashion and food shops become particularly busy as do department stores, but so do DIY stores and small specialist retailers. People want new clothes for parties and as gifts and, of course, buy more food at this time of the year. Specialist retailers and DIY stores are kept busy by shoppers looking for special presents for their friends or relatives that enjoy DIY and other hobbies.
Naturally, this means that they need more staff, which is great news for anyone who needs to earn a little extra to cover the extra cost of Christmas. Most retailers take on more staff, and a lot of the roles they offer are part time. Supermarkets, in particular, need more people in the evenings and at weekends. They also tend to have more deliveries, so run more night or evening shifts for their shelf stackers.
They usually recruit for these roles online. All kinds of firms do their retail recruitment on www.retailchoice.com, which is why it is such a good place to find work.
Most firms pay their seasonal workers the same as their regular staff. However, seasonal workers usually do not qualify for staff discounts or a Christmas bonus.
If you do well you may be offered a permanent job at the end of your seasonal contract. Even if this does not happen, you will be able to add the fact that you worked in retail to your resume, which will really help should you ever need to find permanent retail work at some point in the future.