Christmas season brings seasonal jobs to area

Published: Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM.


Difficulty accounting holiday positions

Counting the number of holiday jobs available is difficult because most stores handle their own hiring, advertising temporary seasonal positions on their websites, said Anne Sheffield, the Crestview JobsPlus office’s business representative.

“Some of the employers will go through temp agencies as well. And they have a lot of walk-ins,” Sheffield said.

While JobsPlus doesn’t track the number of holiday jobs added to the employment rolls, Sheffield said the total is “significant,” but primarily centers on Okaloosa County’s south end.

“Actually, in the north end of the county, I haven’t heard too much from the stores,” she said. “In the south end, with the factory outlets and the mall in Mary Esther, (they really) beef up their staff.”

However, Lowe’s has used JobsPlus’ services by putting a link to its website’s employment listings at the local job placement office, Sheffield said.

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