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10 weeks to Christmas: Get a temporary job for extra cash

Published 18 October 2016 by

With less than 10 weeks to go until Christmas, you may already have started buying gifts, preparing lists, or sticking to your budget plan to enable a few luxuries come the festive period. As stores prepare for the busiest period of the year, it’s a great time to grab a temporary role and boost your earnings.

So if you need some extra income and are flexible enough to work days, nights and can cope with the frenzied Christmas rush, take a look at who is hiring for casual workers with the opportunity for some full-times roles too.

Letters to the North Pole

With all those gifts, letters to the North Pole and festive shopping making their way to 29 million addresses around the country and the globe, the Royal Mail are taking on Christmas workers. There are jobs on offer at their mail centres up and down the country – they’ve got a mix of full-time, part-time, late and night shifts from November through until 23rd December.

Shine bright like a diamond

Not just stars and lights twinkle over Christmas. With jewellery being a popular choice of gift at Christmas time, it’s no surprise some of the high street jewellers are recruiting for extra help. H Samuel, Ernest Jones and Pandora are all seeking staff for the festive period. If you have a passion for jewellery and small gifts, their temp, part-time and full time roles could suit you.

High street hits

The big players down the high-street will be busy right up to Christmas Eve and come the January sales period too. With John Lewis, Debenhams, Argos selling everything you can imagine from clothes, bikes, jewellery, homeware, and more, they certainly need a few extra pairs of hands.

Gold, frankincense and more

Think perfume, aftershave, gifts sets, last minute beauty regimes, three for two offers and you’ll realise why Superdrug and Boots need people to glide in and help with their shoppers.

Stuffed turkey and all the trimmings

Other than gifts and decorations, Christmas dinner will be on the minds of most come December 25. Waitrose and Marks and Spencer are renowned for their food produce, so you can be sure that they’ll be stuffed with customers over the festive period, which is why they’re looking to take on more helpers.

Got the interview for a Christmas job? Read our tips on landing that role.

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