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Holiday Jobs Winding Down

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Now that the holidays are winding down, so are the part time jobs.

Hiring for holiday jobs usually starts before Thanksgiving, and many of those temporary jobs are now coming to an end. Starting in October, many businesses start thinking about hiring Christmas help, and those jobs usually wrap up shortly after New Year's Day.

Geoff Greer, Manager of the Idaho Department of Labor's Twin Falls office, says, "I think the most seasonal is the retail sector. Those are heavy at hiring to meet that customer service demand and cashiers. Those seem to be the highest seasonal hires in this season."

Greer points out not all businesses need the extra help at Christmas time, and not all of those part time positions turn into full time jobs. But they help new employees get their feet in the door.

Local resident Jim Fields says, "We have a grandniece who's in high school. She got hired on for Thanksgiving, and they actually liked her so much that she's going to be working during the rest of this year and during her senior years of high school, on a part time basis, of course."

Greer explains that businesses that do have potential full time openings and good workers with the ability to transition into full time work often do their best to hang onto those employees after the holiday shopping season.

Greer explains that many businesses will make it a point to keep their good employees in 2014.

December 27, 2013.


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