Seasonal Employment Starts

If you're looking for work, now's a good time because many companies are hiring to get ready for the holidays, but most businesses still receive more applications than they have openings. Many different kinds of companies are looking for workers right now, but no matter what they make or sell, most are looking for the same thing in an employee.

Stores like Target in Schofield are looking to add about 40 people to their team this holiday season, but they're already receiving 20-30 applications a week. So who are the lucky ones to get hired?

Many retail managers we talked to echoed the same response. While they're willing to hire first-timers, experience is a big plus, and so is a good work ethic because the jobs often require long hours.

Maple Ridge Farms in Mosinee makes corporate gift baskets and are looking to hire at least 300 people this season.

"We do 94 percent of our business for the entire year in October, November, and December, and half of our business for the entire year comes in after November 11th all for delivery by you know when."

While many of those jobs will end after the new year, several have the potential to turn into full-time jobs. Those we talked to said the best way to ensure you keep your job after the holidays is to be flexible with your work hours and let your supervisor know you're interested in full-time work.


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