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When thinking of taking on a seasonal job during the holiday season, one may conjure up images of balancing towering piles of clothes while ushering shoppers in and out of dressing rooms. Retail jobs remain a holiday job ‘staple,’ and one of the key jobs on our 2009 ‘Top Seasonal Job List.’ However, seasonal-job-seekers may be surprised to learn that the local mall is not the only place to bring a resume this holiday season.

The administrative and clerical sector also rates very high for 2009’s ‘top seasonal jobs.’ These jobs not only pay well, but for those who get dizzy in large crowds of toddlers throwing cardigans on the floor with Cinnabun coated fingers, a calm, quiet cubicle might be the perfect fit this holiday season. For those who may prefer to experience the open road rather than work in the confines of an office, shipping and delivery jobs, our #3 rated ‘top seasonal job,’ might be an exhilarating option this holiday season.

Despite the recession, accounting and finance, and hospitality and travel fill our #4 and #5 spots for ‘Top Holiday Jobs.’ Buying expensive gadgets, 'thingamagiggies,' and 'who-hoos' during the holiday season can be a daunting financial feat, and many people turn to their trusted financial advisors for budgeting assistance. At this time of year hospitality and leisure companies are also in need of part-time seasonal employees to accommodate travelers taking advantage of their limited remaining vacation time to ‘catch up’ with friends and family. After all, there are a lot of worse ways to spend the holiday season than sitting in a dim room surrounded by incense and aroma therapy candles, courtesy of the employee discount offered to many holiday job employees at the local luxury resort.

 
 
 

 

 ∗ Retail Sales and Customer Service216350371_e7a7246701_b

 For Related Information on Careers.org:

 → Find Retail Sales jobs in your local area through our Employment Center
 → Review in depth Occupational Profiles through the Sales and Related Career Field
 → Find relevant education opportunities with our Online Degree Finder

 

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 ∗ Administrative and Clerical

 For Related Information on Careers.org:

 → Find Clerical jobs in your local area through our Employment Center
 → Review in depth Occupational Profiles for Clerical Specialists and Administrative Assistants
 → Find relevant education opportunities with our Online Degree Finder
 

 

 ∗ Shipping and Delivery

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 For Related Information on Careers.org:

 → Find Delivery jobs in your local area through our Employment Center
 → Review in depth Occupational Profiles for Delivery Persons and Shipping Operators
 → Find relevant education opportunities with our Online Degree Finder

 

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 ∗ Accounting and Finance

 For Related Information on Careers.org:

 → Find Administrative and Clerical jobs in your local area through our Employment Center
 → Review in depth Occupational Profiles for Accountants and Finance Specialists
 → Find relevant education opportunities with our Online Degree Finder

 

 

 ∗ Hospitality and Travel

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 For Related Information on Careers.org:

 → Find Administrative and Clerical jobs in your local area through our Employment Center
 → Review in depth Occupational Profiles for Hosts and Hostesses or Travel Agents
 → Find relevant education opportunities with our Online Degree Finder

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 Popular Seasonal Job Employers: UPS, Toys R Us "Nationally, UPS will add 50,000 seasonal employees during  the holiday season, and the pay could be more thatn $8 per hour. Toys R Us will add as many as 35,000 seasonal  jobs in the coming months." Find the original KOCO News article.

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