Alert
Close

How far could you travel with $10,000? Enter AARP’s Winter Escapes sweeps now!

12 Great Holiday Jobs

There’s nothing like extra cash to brighten the season

2. Cashier

You'll need basic math skills and stamina to be on your feet for hours. Scanners and computers are generally routine.

Pay range: $7.89 to more than $13.20 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sign up for the AARP Money Newsletter

Qualifications: Cashiers generally need little or no previous experience. Department and chain stores might offer a short training course on customer service, security, the store's policies and procedures, and cash register operation. Employers typically run a background or credit score check to make sure you're reliable to handle money.

3. Retail sales

Pull out those people-pleasing skills. You're there to help customers find what they're looking for without being intrusive. You might also be asked to man the cash register, stock shelves, mark price tags, take inventory and prepare displays.

Pay range: $8.09 to $18.73 an hour. Bonus pay is possible.

Qualifications: Previous sales experience helps but is not a prerequisite. Department stores may offer training programs. Employers might run a background or credit score check.

Next page: 'Tis the season for a job in demonstrating or decorating. »

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points

Jobs You Might Like

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

UPS Store membership discount aarp benefits

Members save 15% on eligible products/services, 5% on UPS shipping at The UPS Store®.

membership adt

Small business owners save 20% on new installation of any new ADT security system.

Mujer en la parte de afuera de so negocio

Free quotes for members from the AARP® Small Business Insurance Program.

Member Benefits

Renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Explore Your Learning Possiblities