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Holiday Hiring

Increase demand for jobs during the winter season!
Connor Surdi

Are you a high school student in need of a part time job? During the holiday season retail stores hit a huge bump and need more employees. About 20% of all retail sales are generated during the holiday season. During the holiday season, many businesses across the United States, including retail stores, restaurants, and delivery services, often ramp up their hiring to meet the increased demand. This is because the holiday season is a busy time for shopping and dining out.

Retailers, such as department stores and specialty shops, often hire seasonal workers to help with tasks like stocking shelves, assisting customers, and managing the increased foot traffic. This could lead to a downside to holiday hiring because this could mean your job is temporary. Nobody wants to be cut suddenly and be out of a job if they’re not in the position to be unemployed. Delivery services, like UPS and FedEx, also tend to hire more workers to handle the surge in packages being shipped. This may not be a good option for highschoolers just freshly getting a license. Also, while holiday hiring can provide temporary job opportunities, it’s always best to be proactive and start applying early. Many businesses start recruiting for seasonal positions as early as October or November. So, if you’re interested in finding a holiday job, be sure to check the websites and job boards of local businesses in your area, as well as online job platforms, for available positions. If you need some extra spending money this season, then good luck with your job search!

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Nicole Irvin, Reporter
My name is Nicole Irvin I'm a 10th grader and I'm turning 16 in January. I love reading and writing but I haven't ever been very interested or immersed in news so I think this year that will change. I'm interested in graduating high school with good grades and getting into whatever profession I can make good money in without going to college. I'm thinking maybe I'll do a trade? I live at home with my mom and older sister who graduated last year! I love music, makeup, reading books, and taking naps. I'm kind of reserved but I'm trying to be more social. My goal is to move out because my mom doesn't allow any pets and I desperately want a cat to nap with.

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