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Hundreds of holiday jobs available in WNY

Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 17:48:38-04

Adam Speck's held an extra job for some extra cash around the holidays in the past. “I had a girlfriend at the time and you have to have a little extra money to buy something very nice for the holidays. So, I did that for a couple months.”

These days, he isn't looking for seasonal work. But he can relate to those who are. “It's hard for a lot of people to make ends meet. They're trying to put together multiple part time jobs or maybe you have kids and they need something a little extra. So, to have something extra goes a long way.”

Plenty are on the hunt already this holiday season. 150 applicants turned out for a job fair at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA last week. The outlet is looking to hire about 100 seasonal workers across the 200 retail stores. Open positions range from sales associate to store manager. “Our retailers, they want to enhance the customer experience. So, the quicker the customer walks in to the store and they're greeted by a sales associate, the more likely the cash register is going to ring,” said outlet mall Senior Manager, John Doran. For more information on how to apply, click here. 

JCPenney is also launching a hiring spree just in time for the holiday shopping season. The retailer will hire about 450 seasonal employees in western New York. For hiring information, click here.

The U.S. Postal Service says it will hire about 500 in our area. USPS pay starts at $12.00 an hour. For hiring information, click here.

Seasonal employment is typically temporary and tends to last through January.