The holiday season in the business world would come to a grinding halt if it wasn’t for workers in the logistics industry. These are the people that get our online orders from digital cart to our doorstep. Just like warehouse workers, the industry is hiring like crazy this holiday season. If you’re looking to make extra money this season, here are three jobs to apply to right now.

Package Handlers

These logistics workers make sure packages get in and out of the warehouse on time. Package handlers sort them out based on destination and get them ready to be shipped. They scan each box into the company’s tracking system and then make sure they get onto their assigned trucks for delivery. Package handlers may use different types of tools and equipment to get the job done.  During the holiday season, there are part-time and full-time opportunities available as well as flexible work schedules.

This job requires a lot of lifting, so you need to be in a great physical shape to be able to move boxes that can weigh up to 100 lbs. Other skills that would serve you well in this job include:

  • Ability to work in a noisy warehouse
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Great hand-eye coordination
  • Experience working independently
  • Know how to work with a team

Drivers

The industry is already experiencing a big shortage of truck drivers so you can count on this being a hot job this holiday season.  They take the packages loaded up on their truck and drive them safely to their designated locations. A driver has to stick to a schedule so they have to take a look at their list of delivery addresses and determine the best route. Not only do they have to be fast, but they also have to be safe, obeying all traffic laws and regulations. Drivers are also responsible for making sure their truck is in good working order, including notifying their supervisors of any repairs that need to be done.

Depending on the size of the vehicle, you may need to get a special license before you can drive it.  To excel in this job, you’ll need to be able to:

  • Follow safety rules
  • Drive long distances
  • Manage time effectively
  • Lift heavy items

Driver’s Helpers

Because drivers are vital in the logistics industries, they often need helpers to get the job done. Driver’s helpers handle practically all the responsibilities that come in this line of work, aside from the actual driving of the truck. This means doing tasks such as loading and unloading boxes, making sure they’re signed and accounted for. They arrange the boxes in the back of the truck in the safest and most space-effective way possible. Driver’s helpers help give the driver directions to their destination, keeping the deliveries on-time and on schedule. Helpers can also be called on to guide the driver backing up the truck in tight spaces, like a loading dock.

Because a driver’s helper has to perform a variety of tasks every day, they need to be able to multi-task. Other skills needed in this line of work include:

  • The strength to lift heavy boxes
  • The ability to read a map
  • Great at following directions
  • Customer service skills

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