If you are looking for temporary work then now is the time to start applying. With Christmas just round the corner, many retailers are now taking on temporary staff to cover the Christmas and New Year rush. This Friday is known as black Friday which is when the majority of Christmas shopping is known to take place.
Some retailers will only be looking for people to cover this period but others may have a permanent position to offer you after the initial temporary period. You will usually be expected to work later in the evenings in the Christmas / New Year period and will also have to work the majority of weekends as this is when they are most busy.
You may need to apply for a number of places in order to secure a position as although there are a lot of retailers advertising positions, there are a lot of people applying for them too!