The holidays are quickly approaching, which means an increase in seasonal employment as some people take on new jobs to help pay their bills. The fall and winter months are some of the busiest times of the year for businesses, leading many to hire seasonal employees.
Seasonal employee work can be a great way to pay for holiday gifts or travel expenses, but there is some risk involved. Studies have shown that new hires are three times more likely than veteran employees to sustain a workplace injury—especially within the first month of the job.
Seasonal workers are usually less experienced and may not have received proper safety training from their employer. As a result, there are more workplace injuries. Some jobs, such as those in retail and agriculture, have a higher risk of injury due to the physical and emotional demands that seasonal workers are unaccustomed to. Read more