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From Seasonal to Full-Time: Making the Leap in the Warehouse and Production Industry

You’ve found your fit in the warehouse and production industry. To be honest, you weren’t sure about it at first, which is why you decided to test the waters as a seasonal employee.

Since then, you’ve discovered the work is both fulfilling and enjoyable, so you’d like to move into a full-time position. Here’s the steps you’ll need to take to make that happen.

Demonstrating Your Value: Standing Out as a Seasonal Employee

If you’re happy with your current employer, there’s a good chance you could shift into a full-time position — if you play your cards right. Many companies offer seasonal workers who make a great impression full-time jobs at the end of their contract.

There’s many different ways to stand out from the crowd. Some of these include arriving early, staying late, lending a helping hand to colleagues, offering to take on additional work and always displaying a positive attitude.

Building Relationships: Networking Your Way to a Full-Time Job

Who you know can help you get a full-time job. Increase your chances of getting hired at your current job by getting to know your co-workers. Talk to them in the breakroom and accept invitations to lunches and happy hours, so you can bond with them. People want to work with colleagues they like, so if you’re friendly with them, they’ll campaign for you to stay put.

It’s also possible there won’t be full-time job openings at your current company or that you’d like to work elsewhere. Therefore, it’s important to further expand your circle by networking. Join a local professional association and attend as many events as possible to expand your reach. You can also use LinkedIn to find and connect with local warehouse and production professionals.

The Road to Career Advancement: Navigating the Transition from Seasonal to Full-Time

You were savvy to start your warehouse and production journey as a seasonal worker. Now you know for sure this is what you want to do full-time.

Your recruiter will help you make the shift from seasonal worker to a full-time team member. Let them know this is your plan as soon as possible, so they can help your goal become a reality. They’ll talk to your current employer to find out if full-time employment is a possibility, as well as start looking for options at other companies.

If you need to find a new warehouse or production job in the Lehigh Valley, HTSS, Inc. is here to assist. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you!


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.