Seasonal Employment

Seasonal employment provides the employer with needed temporary helpers during high volume, busy times of the year. Employers hire seasonal employees to do the work necessary to supplement the performance capacity of their regular employees to produce products or serve customers. Examples of seasonal employment time periods and venues include:
  • The fall and winter holiday seasons when customers flock to retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, hotel banquet rooms, entertainment venues, and bars;
  • Summer’s seasonal employment in resorts, outdoor recreation locations, and parks;
  • Summer’s seasonal employment to replace the work of full-time, regular employees as they take vacations and catch up with family;
  • Summer into fall when farmer’s markets open across the country, farmers harvest their vegetables and fruits, and food preservation is in top demand; and
  • Winter’s seasonal employment at venues dedicated to snow sports and recreation.