Workforce Wednesday: Holiday Hiring Creates Opportunity

Well it’s that time of year again. We’re not talking about the October 15 tax filing extension deadline (but seriously, get your taxes done). Employers all over Utah are gearing up for the fall/winter holiday season, which means a lot of new opportunity for job seekers.

Reporters often ask us about seasonal holiday hiring trends, so it’s something we keep an eye on each year. Job seekers interested in taking advantage of the seasonal job growth should not delay starting their search, and we have some tools that can help.

A search for “retail” in our online labor exchange yields nearly 4,000 open job postings. To help snag one of these many jobs, job seekers can make use of various online workshops, resume building resources, and more. Visit our job seeker page for more information and resources to find your holiday job today. The most important thing to remember is to move quickly. Employers will be looking to fill these positions fast.

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