“This could be a place where older workers could get some traction. Seasonal work as a hotel clerk, in accommodations or at tourist attractions are maybe nontraditional [seasonal employers] where older people can find interesting opportunities,” she said.
Of course, safety is a priority. Older workers might want to check how organizations are protecting their workers against COVID-19 variants before committing to a job. Businesses with more than 100 workers will soon be required to mandate that employees either get vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19 infections. For smaller and larger firms alike, check to see what precautions are in place to keep workers safe.
Here are some companies that have already announced their plans to hire for the holiday rush nationwide. Whether you’re in need of part-time or full-time, or a job that will just last a few months to something more permanent, opportunities abound. And in many cases, hiring is already underway.
1-800 Flowers expects to increase its workforce by 10,000 people for the holiday season. The company, which also includes Harry and David’s and Cheryl’s Cookies, is hiring for a variety of positions that could be a fit for workers with a variety of needs and skill sets.
Looking for seasonal work that can be done remotely? While some positions, like mailing service associates, have to be done on-site, positions like customer service and data entry can be done from home. Most on-site seasonal positions are focused in Illinois, Ohio and Oregon. Year-round positions are also available. Those interested in learning more about these opportunities can find more information or apply at 1-800-Flowers’ website.
Amazon’s presence in the American economy seems to be ever growing. It already employs more than 1 million workers, second only to Walmart among private employers. This year, it’s boosting its workforce by 125,000 permanent fulfillment and transportation positions ahead of the holidays.
The starting wage for the new openings is $18 — that’s $3 above the company’s minimum wage. Some of the positions even come with a $3,000 signing bonus. Amazon already operates distribution centers all over the country, and it added 100 in September alone.
Those interested can learn more or apply on Amazon’s employment website.
DHL eCommerce Solutions
DHL eCommerce Solutions is adding more than 2,800 jobs for November and December, a more than 68 percent increase to its workforce. Duties including sorting lightweight parcels, scanning, package handling and data entry.
The openings are evenly split between full and part time, both with health benefits and opportunities for tuition reimbursement. The company is hiring in all of its 19 distribution centers across the country, including in Raleigh, North Carolina, Phoenix and St. Louis. Candidates can apply by visiting DHL’s employment website.