DENVER (KDVR) — Employers are looking to hire seasonal workers earlier this year to help keep up with the demand for what’s expected to be a busy holiday season.
This is good news for anyone looking to make some extra cash right now.
According to experts, there are plenty of seasonal gigs paying north of $20 an hour in the metro-area.
According to Snagajob.com, as of October 8, there are currently 103,000 job openings in the Denver area; and 41,000 are urgently hiring.
The data goes on to show job openings are up 102% this season versus pre-pandemic levels.
Compared to this same time-frame last year, Snagajob.com says there are 30% more jobs available.
The two industries offering the most jobs in the metro-area area warehousing and logistics and retail.
Those are the jobs where you’ll easily make $20-$25 an hour from the get-go.
Many of these companies are offering sign-on bonuses of $1,000-$3,000, too.
“I think if you are saying, how can I maximize my earnings during the holiday season and you’re fit and able and don’t mind the hard work that’s involved, a lot of the warehouse and logistic roles where you’re working in a distribution center The ability to hear $20-$25 an hour, plus get a $2,000-$3,000 sign-on bonus, that’s pretty hard to pass up,” said Mathieu Stevenson, CEO of Snagajob.com.
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