You won't get rich, but it could make your holiday season a little brighter – there are jobs to be had right now. Seasonal jobs.
It's the time of year when a lot of companies offer them and typically they're a little bit easier to get. Only this year, you're likely to face more competition simply because there are more people out there who need work. Here's all the information you'll need to get going on those applications.
Where the Most Jobs Are:
UPS -- "Santa's Not Hiring Yet, But We Are"
That's the pitch at UPS, which may hire up to 50-thousand people for the holiday delivery rush.
"These jobs are tailor-made for energetic, motivated people with holiday spirit to spare," according to the company's Web site.
We found 180 job openings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – none at the moment in Delaware. You can search the jobs by zip code.
Macy's -- "Home of the One True Santa Claus"
Macy's is hiring primarily seasonal Sales Associates. Get over to the open houses this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exton Square Mall, King of Prussia Mall and Willow Grove Mall.
You can also check out the specific job listings and locations on the store's Web site.
Toys-R-Us -- 'Tis The Season For Fun and Opportunity
Toys 'R Us is expected to hire 35,000 seasonal employees, nationwide.
They make it pretty easy for you to find out where the jobs are online. We saw openings all over the region including: The Gallery at Market East, Springfield Mall, Deptford, Cherry Hill, Vineland and Mays Landing (and there are many other locations).
But Wait. There's More!
Seasonal Jobs.com is a catchall site that lets you search for openings several ways – by location, job type, or company.