The Advantages of Seasonal Work—Beyond the Extra Cash

smiling workerHoliday trees in local department stores signal more than just holiday shopping; store decorations also mean retail, manufacturing and service employers are looking for seasonal employees to assist with increased holiday business. Could seasonal employment be right for you?

Before you dismiss the idea based on the traditional vision of an overworked seasonal retail employee, replace that picture with a few new ideas. Major employers often hire seasonal employees through local staffing agencies, so skip the want ads. Today’s seasonal workers fill manufacturing and administrative roles as well, and do so for reasons beyond more cash in their pocket. Yes, the extra money is a huge bonus when buying gifts, but workers enjoy other benefits as well:

  • Flexible part-time or full-time work. As a seasonal employee, you “fill in the blanks” for your employer, ideal for anyone juggling a busy schedule filled with jobs, personal commitments and school. Seasonal work is available on all shifts at companies throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
  • Learning new skills. Temporary employment is an opportunity to build hard and soft skills for your resume. If you are a reliable, hard-working employee who catches the attention of a manager, you’ve also gained another reference who can recommend you for future positions or promotions.
  • Temporary work. A job as a seasonal worker is ideal for anyone who has a new upcoming opportunity and needs to fill in an employment gap: a student not starting school until the summer term; a worker laid off for the winter; a professional looking for a transitional position to full-time employment.
  • Trying new jobs. Seasonal employment is your chance to try new jobs for a short period of time without the long-term commitment.

Did we mention you can earn extra cash to tackle those holiday bills? If you are looking for a seasonal position, contact Nissen Staffing Continuum. Our Career Consultants can give you an idea of open seasonal positions that you can apply for, as well as the hours, timeline for employment and nature of work. The next step is to fill out an application, perfect your interview skills and enjoy the advantages of seasonal work.

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