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A Quick Look At The List Of Seasonal Thanksgiving Jobs For 2020

Updated : November 26th, 2020

Although Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the Cyber Monday 2020 shopping season will look different this year, many delivery and retailer companies are preparing for a peak shopping season by adding a large workforce to their teams. If you are looking for jobs to help fund your holiday shopping and pay other bills, then the following list of seasonal Thanksgiving jobs in 2020 are definitely worth checking out. 

Top Seasonal Thanksgiving Jobs For 2020

Some of the popular seasonal Thanksgiving jobs include, but are not limited to:

1. Retailer Staff

Retail stores are looking to increase their number of floor attendants to deal with customers’ increased volume during this Thanksgiving. The rate of pay for this job may vary depending on companies and locations.  

Retail stores include both full-time and part-time positions within production and customer service and distribution. They may offer work-from-home positions for those dealing with inbound sales and customer service. If you are working from stores, you will be required to wear employer-provided PPE and follow proper social distancing guidelines.

2. Driver And Delivery Package Services

Drivers and helpers are in high demand this Thanksgiving season. If you don’t know how to drive, you can opt for package delivery services, but you must be able to lift goods and work flexible hours. You can apply for these jobs by visiting the company websites and filling the application form. 

3. Gift Wrapper

Gift wrapping is one of the trending seasonal Thanksgiving jobs for 2020. Workers will be appropriately trained to wrap customer purchases using color paper, ribbons, and tags. They will also teach you how to work with irregularly shaped items, wrap fragile gifts, hide price tags, and when to use gift bags. 

4. Customer Service Representative

Customer service is one of the fastest-growing job roles. You will find plenty of opportunities in both online and in-person positions during the Thanksgiving season. You can also find weekend and evening jobs if you want to work around your day job. 

Companies Hiring For Seasonal Jobs 

Some of the companies hiring for seasonal jobs are:

1. Amazon 

The eCommerce giant has announced that it will hire around 100,000 new workers across the U.S. and Canada with $15 an hour as a minimum wage. The company includes both full-time and part-time roles with sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 in some cities. The newly hired workers’ key role will include sorting inventory and fulfilling orders in its delivery stations and fulfillment centers. 

In addition to seasonal hiring, the company is in need to fill 33,000 technology and corporate jobs in various cities. The divisions include AWS, operations technology, Alexa, and Prime Video. 

2. UPS

UPS announced it would hire more than 100,000 full-time and part-time seasonal workers for various job roles, including drivers, package handlers, personal vehicle drivers, and driver-helpers. On average, 35% of UPS seasonal jobs convert into permanent roles. Seasonal drivers earn about $21 an hour and part-time Package handlers about $14.50 an hour. 

3. FedEx 

FedEx is looking to hire 70,000 seasonal workers to its workforce. The majority of the staff will be a part of the FedEx Ground network, including warehouse package handlers and residential delivery drivers. 

4. Target 

The company is looking to hire 130,000 new workers across its supply chain locations and retail stores. Retail roles include helping maintain safe shopping conditions, interacting with shoppers, and staffing the drive-up stations and order pickup. It also needs staffers to fulfill online orders and receive, process freight, pack, and load shipments. All job roles start at a minimum of $15 an hour.  

5. 1-800-Flowers

1-800-Flowers.com Inc. is one among the companies that are looking to hire for seasonal jobs. The company is considering adding more work-from-home positions. 1-800-Flowers said it would hire 10,000 seasonal workers. 1,000 among them will be remote customer service agents. 

Other companies hiring for seasonal jobs for 2020 include Best Buy, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Walmart, etc. 

Closing Thoughts

It’s a myth that hiring doesn’t happen during the holiday season. In fact, hiring during this period tends to be higher. Companies develop new needs, meaning that they may be looking to expand their team to meet their needs. Therefore, keep looking actively during Thanksgiving time, including the weekends.

 

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