It’s been a challenging year for everyone, particularly those who have found themselves looking for new employment.
With the end of the government’s furlough scheme, introduced at the start of the coronavirus lockdown, many people are ending the year on the look out for a new job.
It is tough, but at least with Christmas around the corner there’s the opportunity for some seasonal employment.
Here are some of the job opportunities available in south Wales in the build-up to the festive season.
Where: Locations include Swansea, Cardiff, Llanshen
The Royal Mail faces extra demand on its services every Christmas period, and will possibly expect even more use than normal as a result of the Covid-19 lock down.
It is looking for casual staff to help sort through letters and parcels at its mail centre base on Swansea Enterprise Park. To apply visit here.
Where: Across Wales
Tesco is on the looking out for extra staff over the Christmas period.
The supermarket giant is advertising for people who ‘thrive on customer interaction and go the extra mile for customers’.
To find out how to apply visit here.
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Fashion and homeware business also needs extra help over Christmas. It is looking for delivery drivers and customers assistants at its stores in Swansea and in Morfa. Find out more here.
Where: Locations include Swansea, Cardiff, Bangor
You’ll get a staff discount if you land a Christmas job at Debenhams. The chain is looking for Christmas staff now.
Marks & Spencer
Where: Locations include Cardiff and Swansea
The chain is looking for customer assistants, people to work in its food and beauty departments, in most of its stores.
Where: Across Wales
Delivery drivers and customer assistants are sought at its stores in Swansea. Find out more here.
Where: Llanelli, Pontypridd
The courier service is expecting a busy time over the Christmas period, so is looking to take on some seasonal staff. Find out more here.
Where: Swansea, Port Talbot
The business announced last month it was creating hundreds of jobs, and many of them will be permanent. The new jobs include people to pick, pack and ship customer orders, as well as engineers, graduates, HR and IT professionals, health and safety and finance specialists.
The food delivery service is looking for drivers and riders. If you’ve got a car, bike, motorcycle or scooter you could be in with a shout. Get in touch here.
The Card Factory
It’s hardly surprising Christmas is a busy time for the Card Factory. If you want to play a part in helping people send some seasonal cheer, you can contact the company here. Always drink responsibly.
It may be people are even more inclined to raise a glass this festive period than usual, which might explain why the wine warehouse needs a helping hand.
The food chain is looking for drivers to deliver their frozen goods to homes over Christmas. Let’s face it – we’re unlikely to be going out are we?