HR Glossary
Seasonal Work

Seasonal Work

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is Seasonal Work?

Seasonal work is any position that is open during a specific time of year, such as summer or winter.

Seasonal employment is work where employees work for a short period of time, usually during the off-season. Some examples of seasonal jobs are retail work, landscaping, carnival workers, and warehouse workers.

Others may define seasonal work as seasonal hours. A teacher may work 7:30 - 4:00 in the summertime, but during the fall and winter, she works afternoons, evenings, and weekends. 

What are the benefits of seasonal work?

  1. it helps to ensure that businesses have the staff they need to meet customer demand.
  2. it provides employment opportunities for people who may not be able to find full-time work.
  3. seasonal work can help to boost the economy by providing additional income for workers and businesses.