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CareerCast Reports on The Best Seasonal Jobs for Holiday Job Hunters

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Santa Claus, Retail Salesperson, Material Recording Clerk and Parcel Delivery Rank Highly

Carlsbad, CA (PRUnderground) November 13th, 2013

Santa Claus, Retail Salesperson, Material Recording Clerk and Parcel Delivery are among the best holiday jobs this year, according to a new CareerCast.com report.

“Working as a Santa Claus isn’t just for the bearded, or even just for men,” says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. “The role of the modern Santa may include communicating with children on social media platforms like Skype.”

If performing as Santa Claus is not your holiday job calling, there are plenty of other great opportunities for seasonal work. Retail hiring is strong this year, both for brick-and-mortar locations and online operations. Retailers such as Target, Walmart and Macy’s are expected to hire in the high tens of thousands for seasonal positions, and some of those could turn into longer-term positions.

One retailer converting those holiday jobs into full-time employment is Amazon. The online retailer announced it plans to recruit more than 70,000 employees this season to help with the heavy traffic, particularly on “Cyber Monday,” the highest volume online shopping day of the year, which occurs every year following Thanksgiving. Online sales representatives are needed to oversee the steady flow of website customers and answer their inquiries through instant messaging, email and on the phone.

All those online orders are also a major boon to another key facet of the holiday economy, parcel delivery. FedEx anticipates 85 million shipments as a result of Cyber Monday, per a Wall Street Journal report. Competitor UPS is expecting to add 55,000 helping hands this season to address its own uptick in shipments.

CareerCast.com’s best seasonal jobs, according to the 2013 Jobs Rated report: 

SANTA CLAUS

RETAIL SALESPERSON

MATERIAL RECORDING CLERKS

PARCEL DELIVERY

PERSONAL SHOPPER

PHOTOGRAPHER

CHEF

VOLUNTEER

To read the full report, visit http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-seasonal-jobs-2013

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