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Night shift jobs are often found in industries that operate around the clock. It becomes necessary to run multiple shifts in order to keep costs low, maximize production, and to provide the services that are needed at all hours. In order to keep operations going, 2nd, 3rd and overnight shifts are scheduled. This information can help you in your job search. Here are some types of employment that need workers 24/7.
Airlines: Pilots, ground crew, reservationists and flight attendants work many different shifts. Because flights can run overnight, staff needs to be available for all hours.
Bakeries: Bakers often work on the third shift baking bread, bagels, donuts and cookies. Think about places like Krispy Kreme, Grocery Stores, Panera Bread, and Papa Johns who all need overnight workers.
Convenience Stores: We all run into the local gas station for fuel and snacks. These stores are open late a night. Don't forget to look for job openings at rest stops and travel centers. These centers have many shops and services that employ part time and full time people at night. Although this isn't the greatest type of job, there are positions open on all shifts.
Healthcare: People need medical care at all times. Hospitals and nursing homes require doctors, home health aides, nurses, certified nursing assistants and support staff in the daytime and at night.
Hospitality: Apply at hotels and motels to be a manager, night auditor, chef, concierge, or hotel supervisor.
Manufacturing: Companies that put together or make items in the food, chemical, electronics, paper, automotive, biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical supply fields need employees to work at night on assembly lines. In order to meet deadlines and demand, a company will run production on three or more different shifts. There is a need in plant jobs for skilled laborers such as welders and machinists.
Media: This category can be fun because it involves communication in print, on television, on the radio, and even on the internet. News happens constantly and there are deadlines especially for newspapers, TV shows and magazines. There needs to be people available on all shifts to keep information current.
Nightclubs: Work as a server, bartender, cashier, DJ, bouncer and manager.
Power Production: This category includes oil, gas, electric and nuclear power. This industry is huge and encompasses refining, production, dispatching, distribution and transportation. These nighttime positions can sometimes be more hazardous than other kinds of work. Some of these jobs during evening hours require work in harsh weather, long commutes and traveling.
Restaurants: You can always find night shift jobs in restaurants as a cashier, barista, shift supervisor, hostess, server, waiter, waitress, delivery driver, food runner, or line cook. Think about places such as Starbucks, Sonic, Dominos and Dave & Busters for applications.
Retail: One of the most common job titles that appear on the help wanted listings is for Store Manager. Vitamin shops and stores in shopping and strip malls have a need for employees who can manage staff, oversee inventory and open and close stores.
Transportation: Products and people are transported day and night on the sea, rail, air and highway and the workforce regarding transportation is enormous. Apply to be a truck driver, trailer mechanic, dispatcher,or CDL driver - Try employers such as Centerline and Pilot Logistics Services.
Jobs in the industries mentioned above can be found on our job board above. We have pulled job postings that specifically ask for night shift, 2nd shift, 3rd shift and overnight workers.