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Need a job? These companies are hiring seasonal workers in Tampa Bay

Thousands of seasonal jobs need to be filled in the coming weeks. Some may become permanent.

TAMPA, Fla. — Need a job? There are plenty to choose from right now, no matter what kind of experience you have or what hours you need to work.  

Many companies are taking on hundreds of extra employees to get through the holiday season. Everything from delivery drivers to retailers and restaurants. Some of these jobs could become permanent.

Amazon always does its fair share of seasonal hiring, but right now they are adding 8,000 jobs across the state and the pay is well above minimum wage.

Dave Bozeman is the Vice President of Amazon Transportation Services. "The jobs start at $18 per hour and go up to $22.50 in certain areas," he says.

The jobs are at the fulfillment centers and in transportation. 

Bozeman says, not only are they flexible with hours offering part-time and full time, but benefits start on your first day of work. 

"And these benefits will be health benefits, vision, dental. We're going to have 401K and we're super excited about 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave as well," 

Many of these jobs are not just seasonal, but full-time.

If you are looking for that side hustle for the holiday season, there are plenty of decent-paying part-time opportunities.

  • If you are a good driver, UPS, USPS and FedEx are hiring.
  • If you want to be paid and get discounts, retail might be more up your alley. Macy's, Walmart, Target and Kohls are all hiring many workers.
  • If you're good with people, the hospitality industry is calling your name. Many local restaurants, hotels and attractions are now hiring.

Some of these jobs are also hiring nearly on the spot, so all you have to do is apply. In some cases though, companies are offering hiring bonuses as an incentive because they have so many open positions. 

So make sure you are comparing pay, bonuses and benefits before locking in a position.

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