Here’s Where the Holiday Jobs Are This Season

Hiring for the holiday season starts soon. Many industries are seeing staffing shortages, and you have the opportunity to explore a variety of holiday jobs in these industries.

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How to Find Holiday Work in Today’s Hottest Industries

Hiring for holiday jobs is starting earlier than ever this year. That means now is the time for you to take the first step in your holiday job search. Your goal this holiday season might be a temporary gig that provides flexibility along with a steady paycheck. Or you might want a more permanent role in the career of your choice. Whatever you’re looking for this holiday season, PeopleReady shares four industries with the most available holiday jobs.


Insider Intelligence projects that 2022’s holiday retail sales will total more than $1.262 trillion. That’s an increase of 3.3% from the 2021 holiday season, which was already a record-breaking year. As a result, retailers need friendly, hard-working candidates to satisfy consumers and provide a great shopping experience. Part-time or temporary jobs in retail often provide scheduling flexibility so that you can still spend time with family and enjoy holiday celebrations.

Jobs in retail may include:

  • Merchandisers
  • Inventory assistants
  • Store update assistants
  • Product assemblers
  • Clerks and cashiers

Warehouses and manufacturing

The growth and convenience of online shopping has changed customer expectations. Holiday shoppers want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps quickly, even during the busiest time of year. As a result, manufacturers and warehouses are often in need of extra help this time of year. You can be part of making and delivering gifts that bring joy to people this holiday season. For example:

  • Shipping and receiving workers
  • Pickers and packers
  • Assembly line workers
  • Machine operators
  • Sorters and inventory assistants


What better way to get into the holiday spirit than a seasonal job that helps people relax and enjoy this time of year? The holidays often see more people traveling, dining out and hosting parties. That means greater activity at your local hotels and resorts, banquet halls and restaurants. In turn, you can find many holiday jobs that will allow for schedule flexibility.

Jobs in hospitality: 

  • Concierges
  • Parking attendants
  • Housekeepers
  • Kitchen staff
  • Hosts or hostesses

Events and venues

The holiday season means a variety of live events, including concerts, theatre productions and major sporting events. Local communities often host lighting ceremonies, carnivals and holiday markets to get everyone in a festive mood. Meanwhile, many companies are also scheduling in-personal holiday parties again to celebrate their workers. With greater demand, events and venues are actively recruiting workers for various roles

Jobs in events and venues:

  • Food servers
  • Concession workers
  • Bartenders
  • Ushers
  • Ticket-takers

PeopleReady connects you with a variety of holiday jobs

Whether you want to earn extra income, learn new skills, or just find work that fits your busy schedule, holiday jobs are a great career option. PeopleReady has jobs available for you in more than 600 communities across the country with companies close to home. See our tips for landing a holiday job plus more info on how PeopleReady supports your job search this season.

Meanwhile, we make your job search process easier through our JobStack app. JobStack is also available 24/7, allowing you to take temporary and part-time jobs based on your schedule. During the holiday season, we’ll help you find seasonal jobs in many exciting industries.

Looking for holiday jobs?

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality. Leveraging its game changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022.