OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s not too early to think about the holiday shopping season. In fact, some companies are looking for a few good men and women to fill seasonal jobs, especially at call centers.
A large call center at Williams-Sonoma looks busy right now but come Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, hundreds of extra seasonal employees will be added to these phone banks.
However, these part-timers have to be hired first.
“We’re actually looking to hire around 200 associates by the end of this month,” William Sonoma’s Robert Jandreau said.
Jandreau said his company hopes to hire nearly 600 part-time sales and customer service associates by the end of November.
“People are calling ready to shop and ready to spend money,” Jandreau said.
Sales associates get to talk to 60 to 70 shoppers on a given day.
If you’re hired as a seasonal employee, after the holiday there’s potential you could become full-time.
Off-price department stores like Gordmans also sent out an email blast recently that read, “We want you, now hiring seasonal helpers.”
“You get to shop with someone else’s money and make their experience and their gift giving so really it’s an easy naturally flowing thing,” Jandreau said.
Williams-Sonoma is hiring seasonal employees until the middle of November.