TROY, MI--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2015) - The country's low unemployment rate, coupled with the busy holiday shopping season, has created a high demand for candidates in the retail, transportation, customer service and distribution industries according to Kelly Services, a global leader in providing workforce solutions. And, with more and more focus on work-life balance or "design," seasonal employment opportunities can be an ideal solution for individuals who desire a flexible schedule, while learning new skills.

Additionally, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that nearly half of holiday shopping will be done online this year which may explain the demand for positions that can be attractive to students and others. Flexibility, competitive pay, enhanced skills and in some cases, bonuses and incentives, are just some of the perks.

"Seasonal positions often provide candidates the opportunity to work for major companies and to learn the business and company culture which is valuable," said Steve Armstrong, senior vice president of U.S. Operations for Kelly Services. 

Armstrong adds that it is important for candidates to understand that seasonal positions offer a number of distinct advantages that can benefit individuals, including:

  • The opportunity to supplement income
  • Continuous employment on a résumé
  • Opportunities to gain work experience
  • The chance to sample various industries
  • The ability to test the waters at a specific firm
  • The chance to keep knowledge current and learn new skills
  • Build a professional network

About Kelly Services

As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Kelly® has a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe by employing 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through its talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2014 was $5.6 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.

Note to Editor: A Kelly Services employment specialist is available to speak on local employment trends and seasonal work opportunities in all markets, with special focus on Boston and Pittsburgh.