More temporary jobs are on offer this festive season than for several years, with openings for gift wrappers, Christmas decorators and even mince pie quality auditors, according to new research.
Jobs suite Adzuna said there are around 26,000 jobs being advertised, including airport snow clearance specialists paying up to £450 a day.
Elves, Santas and actors are also in demand.
The number of festive vacancies is up by 25% since a year ago, marking the busiest start to the Christmas hiring spree since Adzuna began collecting data in 2016.
Andrew Hunter, Adzuna co-founder, said: “The holiday season presents a golden opportunity for money-savvy jobseekers to earn extra cash, with employers looking to take on additional staff, from retail assistants helping serve Christmas shoppers to extra delivery drivers and postal workers to help gifts and presents reach their destinations, and all kinds of fun and festive roles in between.
“For students or those at the start of their career, it’s also an opportunity to try different roles and build their CVs while boosting the coffers.”
Published: by Radio NewsHub