When you hear about “seasonal jobs,” you probably think of retail jobs at Christmastime. But Spring is also a big hiring season. So, if you’re looking for a job, here’s where you need to start looking.

  • #1. Home improvement and landscaping companies. When the weather improves, people spend money to make their yards beautiful. And home improvement companies need workers to handle the rush. Right now, Home Depot is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers. And don’t forget to check out local nurseries, lawn care companies, and landscaping businesses, as well as stores that sell and service barbecues. 

  • The next business that’s hiring: Tax Preparers. Even though H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt have already done the bulk of their seasonal hiring, opportunities still exist for support staff. Try researching independent accounting firms. And look at staffing firms like Accountemps. Many tax prep firms add more staff in March. And they’re looking for people to do telesales - basically calling former clients to ask them to come back to get their taxes done. 

  • The final industry that hires seasonal workers in the spring and summer: Sports and recreation. That means amusement parks like Six Flags, Hershey Park, and Disney World. Also, city, state, and national parks and local recreation programs. Some employers hold their own job fairs and open houses, or post their seasonal openings on sites like SnagaJob.com. And event staff companies are hiring part-timers now. For jobs like ballpark vendors, convention center security staff, and everything in between.