Getting hired for the Holidays

FRESNO, Calif.

The restaurant and bar industries are adding a lot of jobs; up 34,000 more in the month of September alone. Industry analyst say because the economy is showing signs of improvement, more people are dining out. Because of holiday parties and functions, restaurants will need more help.

Delivery jobs see a spike around the holidays. Package delivery services add staff, including drivers and handlers, to help them deal with the deluge of holiday boxes. FedEx has a searchable database of jobs and you can apply online. DHL and UPS also have employment information available online.

Outdoor seasonal jobs are also an option this holiday. Ski areas and resorts hire extra help for the holiday and winter season. China Peak just held a huge job fair last weekend. Also review hospitality job listings.

Here are some additional tips to get hired this holiday season:
   1. Think beyond retail
   2. Start applying now
   3. Put on the polish
   4. Return to former employers
   5. Show hiring managers you have what they want
   6. Register with a temp agency

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