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Information for Temporary Job Seekers

Everything you need to know about short-term employment opportunities at Colgate.

What is a Casual (Temporary) Employee?

A casual employee is defined as someone hired:
  • To work on an on-call basis or for a specific, limited period of time.
  • Generally to meet a short-term staffing need or who works in a position of less than 1,040 hours per year.
These positions carry only those benefits mandated by law.

How to Apply

An up-to-date online employment application is required for those seeking to be employed at Colgate. This requires applying to a job posting on the Colgate Careers page.

Applicants interested in casual or summer employment may apply to any of the temporary postings or department specific casual/temporary/summer postings that are listed.

Paper, emailed, and faxed applications and resumes cannot be accepted.

Selection and Hiring Process

Selection decisions are made by the actual hiring department rather than Human Resources. Hiring departments typically contact applicants directly should they be interested in offering an interview.

New York State Department of Labor regulates the employment of minors (under age 18). Given these specific regulatory requirements, those hired at Colgate, in most cases, must be 18 years of age or older. On rare occasions when someone 16 years or older are hired, working papers must be provided and the limitations, as outlined by the NYS Department of Labor, must be strictly adhered to.

Background Screening Process

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Colgate requires background checks on all hires age 18 and over.

Upon confirmation from the hiring department, Human Resources will initiate the web-based background check for the new hire.

Onboarding/New Hire Paperwork

All new hires must visit the Human Resources office to complete paperwork prior to their start date. For convenience, some of the required paperwork may be printed and brought in completed to Human Resources.

For compliance requirements under the Immigration and Naturalization Service, new employees must bring to Human Resources original documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of hire. A list of acceptable documents is available here.