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Seasonal Workers for Holiday Season
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )
A recent survey found that 39 percent of retailers planned on hiring holiday help this year.
Henrietta “Hank” Bos, Assistant Manager at Hickory Farms, notes, “I started in ‘82 so it's been 31 years.”
Bos has been working as a seasonal employee for over three decades.
She uses the extra money to go towards presents and a trip for her family.
Notes Bos, “it’s a lot of fun. I never dread coming to work so its a pleasure… at my age, two months is enough so I’m ready to go down south after we're done here.”
Bos is not alone in seeing the benefits of being a temporary worker.
Joshua Drew, assistant manager at BBH retail, adds, “being temporary has its good parts and bad parts. You are always excited so nothing is every the same, you're never bored... aside from that rush to find that perfect Christmas present which can sometimes be stressful, this is my favorite time of the year."
For some employees, working seasonally may mean the chance to work full time down the road.
Bryan Cromar, owner of Olioteca based out of Boise, adds, “all the employees that we have are awesome so if I could stay down here I would or if there is a chance that they could come up and move to Boise I would love to have them there, they would be really good."