5 Seasonal Job Opportunities For Veterans And Their Family Members

U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Katie Gieratz

Whether you are a military spouse, current service member, reservist, or a transitioning veteran, taking on a seasonal position can be a great way to build skills and pick up extra cash for holiday expenses or your well-deserved summer vacation. For those who are transitioning out of the armed forces, these types of jobs can act as a bridges from military to civilian life, allowing for continued career momentum or the exploration of a completely different field.

Fortunately, Hirepurpose partners with a variety of veteran-friendly organizations that have openings for seasonal or temporary positions. Here are just five of the many jobs that are available right now.

1. Production worker in Toano, Virginia

Veterans of all ranks or their family members who have good hand-eye coordination and are used to working with their hands would be well-suited for this seasonal chocolate-packing position with Staffmark. Staffmark has a great track record of recruiting from the military community and has been named as a “Best in Staffing” company for three consecutive years. This seasonal project starts immediately would be a great way to earn some extra money for the holidays.

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2. Graphic designer in Pasadena, California

Members of the military community who have a knack for visual design utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and who enjoy a fast-paced environment should explore this seasonal, part-time retail design position offered through Aquent. As one of the nation’s leading creative staffing firms, Aquent is known for its robust veterans engagement efforts and deep dedication to those who have served. The jobs they have available represent the opportunity for creative professionals to get their feet in the door with Fortune 500 companies. Those who served in occupational specialties such as mass communication specialist, public relations specialist, or multimedia illustrator will definitely want to check this job out. A portfolio and three years of experience are required to apply.

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3. Merchandiser in Lake Jackson, Texas

This seasonal merchandising position with ScottsMiracle-Gro is a good match for springtime job seekers who are looking to work from February to May. ScottsMiracle-Gro has demonstrated a commitment to recruiting and employing veterans at all levels of its organization, to include its chief executive officer who honorably served in the U.S. Air Force. The person filling this merchandiser role will be responsible for product displays, stocking, and working closely with the on-site sales team. This opportunity is a great way to test the waters of a retail environment, and offers extensive on-the-job training. Former armed service members who have high levels of enthusiasm, enjoy interacting with people and have detailed logistics capabilities would make ideal candidates for this job.

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4. Seasonal service agent in Montrose, Colorado

In order to support the increase in car rentals that occur over the holidays, Enterprise Holdings is looking for a seasonal service agent to join their team in Montrose, Colorado. Responsibilities will include vehicle inspections, light vehicle maintenance, and cleaning. Founded by a Navy veteran, Enterprise is known for its military-friendly policies and wealth of advancement opportunities. Movement from a temporary position into a permanent one is not uncommon within the organization, as Enterprise looks to develop talented people. Veterans who have worked in the motor transport field or who are familiar with automotive upkeep will find their skills transferrable to this position. The ability to provide excellent customer service and pay attention to the small details is also desired.

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5. Seasonal client associate in Pleasanton, California

Bank of America, one of the nation’s largest and most military-friendly financial institutions, has a seasonal opening for a client associate with Merrill Lynch in Pleasanton, California. Due to its excellence in the area of veterans outreach, Bank of America has been recognized on a national level as a top "Military Friendly" employer by G.I. Jobs, Military Edge, and Employer Support for Guard and Reserve. The company even has a dedicated military affairs team to assist former service members in making a smooth transition to civilian life. This administrative and operational support position would be a good fit for veterans or their family members who have exemplary computer, multitasking and communication skills. The role typically lasts between three and six months and provides support to financial advisors, making a familiarity with numbers and financial products highly desirable. The client associate may serve as a frequent point of contact between customers and the organization. Former service members who spent their time in the military in administrative roles such as administrative specialist, administrative clerk or yeomen would feel right at home here.

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