With the Christmas fast approaching, many businesses are looking for reliable employees to help with the sudden influx of customers and business during the holidays. So, if you’re looking for a little extra income to offset the cost of all those presents soon to be under the tree, apply at these businesses in Sarasota that are hiring for seasonal help now.


With so many stores in the areas, Publix has convenient locations for most people in Sarasota. The only qualifications you need to work here are a smile and teamwork skills. Multiple positions are available including bakery clerk, bagger, cashier, and grocery clerk. Not every position is available at every store, but there's nonetheless many opportunities for seasonal work here during the holidays .

Bath & Body Works

This retailer has available positions throughout the area including two in Sarasota, one in Bradenton, and one in Ellenton. With minimal qualifications of sales experience and availability during high-volume times, this could be the perfect job for just about anyone. Paying up to $11 per hour, employees will definitely be able to add to their holiday shopping budget. Apply for Westfield Sarasota Square, The Mall at University Town Center, Ellenton Premium Outlets, or Desoto Square Mall locations today.

Victoria’s Secret

Paying between $10 and $11 an hour to seasonal employees, Victoria’s Secret offers competitive pay when it comes to seasonal work in Sarasota. They're searching for people for sales positions, processing and stocking positions, and more at The Mall at University Town Center location during the holidays.

Best Buy 

Everyone loves getting electronics for Christmas, so it’s no surprise that Best Buy is in need of some extra help this holiday season. They're currently hiring in the Sarasota location for Inventory Specialists and Customer Experience Specialists. Though they prefer people with experience working in sales or customer service, it’s not required to apply. All they require here is the willingness to work in a team and the ability to work in a fast-paced setting. If you enjoy working with people and electronics, then seasonal work here will be a blast! 

Crate & Barrel 

Looking for energetic, driven people to add to their team for the holidays, Crate & Barrel is hosting a holiday hiring event to find the perfect employees. Apply for this event online in advance and visit the Sarasota store on November 7 or 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with your resume in hand to interview for one of their sales, stock, or merchandising positions. Their website promises great employee discounts and competitive pay!


On November 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Macy’s will host a hiring event including on-the-spot interviews and offers of seasonal employment during the holidays. The event will take place at The Mall at University Town Center, and they're looking to hire people as asset protectors, baristas for their in-store Starbucks, and customer service representatives as well as in areas of receiving and cosmetics. Hours and pay depend on the position. 

Gap Stores 

This company is hiring for several seasonal positions for The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota and the Ellenton Premium Outlets as well. They're looking for sales associates for Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic to bolster their staffs during the busy holiday season. Their employees don’t just receive competitive pay- they also receive significant discounts of 30% off merchandise at outlets and 50% at all other locations!

There are a variety of businesses in Sarasota hiring for seasonal help this year, so apply to one or more and make some extra cash during the holidays!

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