This holiday shopping season will be different. In fact, it has already started with some of the largest retailers holding large sales earlier this month to compete with Amazon’s “Prime Day,” which was moved to October.
Retailers and other companies are hoping for a successful shopping season this year. As a result, numerous stores are looking for seasonal employees. And, of course, not just retailers, but delivery companies and others are also looking for seasonal and permanent workers as well.
If you’re looking for work, it is important to remember that some seasonal jobs can turn into permanent positions. Even if they don’t, some still come with an employee discount, which can come in handy this time of year.
Below you will find a list of companies that are hiring seasonal and, in some cases, permanent employees:
Amazon announced last month that it was hiring 100,000 more people. Interested candidates can visit amazon.com/apply.
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are hiring 7,000 people for the holiday season. The Bass Pro store at the Harrisburg Mall in Swatara Township and the Cabela’s at 100 Cabela Drive, Hamburg, Berks County are hiring 91 people for its retail departments. Interested candidates can apply at basspro.com/careers. All applicants must be at least 18 years old. Perks and benefits include flexible hours, merchandise discounts up to 45 percent and healthcare benefits.
Chewy is hiring more than 500 fulltime positions for its fulfillment center at 40 Dauphin Drive in Silver Spring Township. Applicants can receive on the spot offers and start immediately for both day and night shifts. New employees can earn an extra $4 an hour now through the end of the year with an earnings potential of up to $21 per hour, depending on the shift and position as well as be eligible for benefits. Potential applicants can apply at Chewy.com/jobs and Chewy also has a recruiting office at 3950 Tecport Drive, Suite 140 in Swatara Township.
Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it will hire up to 9,000 associates for the 2020 holiday season. Dick’s will provide extra staffing and service within its stores and nationwide distribution centers. In addition, it will designate employees to fulfill Curbside Contactless Pickup and ship-from-store orders. Employees will receive an up-to 25%-off store discount. Interested applicants should apply online at dicks.com/jobs.
FedEx plans to hire more than 70,000 positions in the lead-up to this Peak season, with the majority of those added to the FedEx Ground network. Potential applicants can apply at careers.fedex.com/fedex. The company is currently hiring for locations in the Harrisburg and Middletown areas.
Kohl’s is hiring seasonal associates at its stores, distribution and e-commerce fulfillment centers across the country. Interested candidates can apply at Careers.Kohls.com or text APPLY to 24508 via mobile phone. Seasonal employees will receive an immediate 15% Kohl’s discount.
Michaels is hiring more than 16,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canada stores and distribution centers in preparation for the 2020 holiday season. Michaels seasonal employees can have flexible hours and a 30% discount. Last year, Michaels said it hired more than 50 percent of seasonal in-store positions into regular roles following the holidays. Candidates can apply online at Michaels.com/storejobs.
Seasonal employees will receive a minimum starting wage of $15, healthcare benefits, free backup care through the end of the year and free counseling services. Interested candidates can visit TargetSeasonalJobs.com to apply for store positions and distribution center roles.
The delivery company plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal associates for the holiday season including 1,700 in the Harrisburg area. UPS says that the seasonal employees will support the anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin this month and continue through January. In the Harrisburg area UPS plans to hire 600 package handlers, 400 driver helpers, 400 personal vehicle drivers and 300 package care and tractor-trailer drivers.
UPS is hiring at the following three local locations in the Harrisburg area:
- 1821 S.19th St. in Swatara Township outside of Harrisburg
- 1 Ames Drive in South Middleton Township near Carlisle
- 298 Airport Road, Lower Swatara Township near Middletown
Pay for seasonal package handlers starts at $21 per hour and $14.50 per hour for driver-helpers. Some positions may also qualify for sign-on bonuses. The company also said that eligible seasonal employees who are students can earn up to $1,300 towards college expenses, in addition to their hourly pay, for three months of continuous employment. Those interested in applying can go to www.upsjobs.com.
The Postal Service is hiring for mail handler assistants at $16.55 per hour and clerk assistants at $18.15 an hour. The Postal Service, on an ongoing basis, has vacancies for city and rural carrier associates, tractor-trailer operators, mail handlers, maintenance, and clerks. Jobs are listed at www.usps.com/careers.
A hardwood lumber products company is looking to recruit employees so it opened a career center in Lebanon. Weaber, which has a headquarters and a distribution center in South Annville Township opened the career center at 841 Cumberland St. The company said that it has a number of opportunities available, which include welders, electricians, foresters, carpenters, forklift drivers, warehouse associates and general laborers, among other positions.