The Christmas-New Year holiday season approaches and along with it comes increase demand for casual and temporary workers.
Global job search company Indeed has identified a mix of roles unique to this time of year. Christmas job postings are up 20% on last year.
“This is when we see strong demand for casual workers, in both skilled and non-skilled areas, but it’s typically a narrow window for job seekers,” says Chris McDonald, Indeed’s managing director Australia-New Zealand.
“The summer holiday period is also a traditional time for business to identify and test future talent through intern programs and temporary placements which can lead to full-time opportunities for those who impress.”
Christmas spirit. Commercial Christmas is keen to hire energetic staff to help set up major Christmas displays all over Sydney in shopping centres, large clubs and office buildings. You must be available to work seven days over the coming weeks.
Historic opportunities. Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is urging people to register for casual employment with a number of vacancies expected during the 2017-18 summer tourist season. Potential opportunities for tour guides, operating assistants, cooks, cleaners and works assistants. Hourly rates for a tour guide after training start at $35.41.
A summer writer. Financial comparison web site Mozo wants a talented content writer from December to February 2018 to create effective, informative and fun content for online audiences. Possibility of ongoing role for the right person. Applicants may be required to do a writing test.
Digging into numbers. An eight-week summer internship at Bloomberg for a student who loves the idea of taking raw numbers and turning them into actionable insights.
Jet boat skipper. Golden Jet Boat, which operates thrilling jet boat rides on Sydney Harbour, is looking for a skipper. At least one year’s experience in jet boating essential and must have a commitment to safety and customer service. Along with driving the boat, the skipper offers commentary about the sites (sic) of Sydney Harbour. Earn up to $50 an hour.
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