Holiday-related expenses can take a toll on your wallet. Luckily, Employment Specialists from the Department of Economic Security’s Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services can help prepare and connect Arizona job seekers who are looking for full-time, part-time or seasonal employment for a variety of ways to make some extra cash this season.
It’s not too late to land a seasonal job to supplement your extra holiday spending. Here are just some of the great seasonal opportunities available throughout the state listed on Arizona Job Connection.
Manpower Group is looking to fill 50 vacancies in their Phoenix warehouse this December, and DanoneWave is seeking seasonal shipping associates to work in their Yuma warehouse.
If retail is your thing, you’re in luck as the Gap in Flagstaff, Volcom in Phoenix, and New York & Company in Tucson, are all in need of seasonal sales associates.
Seasonal jobs aren’t only in retail; Sierra Vista Regional Health Center in Sierra Vista and Tenet Healthcare in Tucson, are both recruiting for temporary Registered Nurses to work this holiday season.
Skills that can pay Your Bills
If you’re handy and have free time, help your neighbors in need as a “tasker” on Task Rabbit. Taskers can rake in dough by helping people move/pack; help people with home improvement projects; assemble furniture; and handle yard work.
If your organization skills are on point, you can work as a virtual personal assistant through sites like Fancy Hands and Freelancer. If you’re a skilled writer/editor, digital marketer or great with digital design, you can make big bucks freelancing through sites like Upwork and fiverr.
Got a Car?
Don’t let your car sit in the garage collecting dust this holiday season. Rides are in high demand during the holidays. If you have an eligible car and good driving history, you can become a seasonal chauffeur driving people when it’s convenient for you through Lyft or Uber.
If the idea of having strangers in your car isn’t really your thing, you can still use your ride to earn income by making food deliveries through Door Dash or GrubHub.
Get Paid from the Comfort of Home
Those who are internet-savvy can make money by working as a search engine evaluator through companies like LeapForce and Appen. Opinionated? Turn those opinions into cash through sites like mindswarms and Survey Spot that pay you for taking online surveys. If you’re the academic type, you can earn a wage by tutoring students through sites like Tutor and Chegg.
DES Employment Specialists can help you to find a first, second or job this holiday season. Visit the ARIZONA@WORK webpage to access career training opportunities and locate a workforce center near you. Upload your résumé and view thousands of job postings on the state’s largest workforce database, Arizona Job Connection.
By Jillian Seamans