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This week might be meant for young ghosts and goblins, but retailers are preparing for the next couple holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Right now, there is a big demand for retail employees. Hundreds of part-time and seasonal jobs are waiting to be filled in Sioux Falls alone, and stores are reporting fewer people applying.
    
Greg Johnson, from the SD Department of Labor and Regulation, says work is out there to be found.  "Retailers are out there advertising and doing what they can to get anybody who would like to apply for a seasonal holiday job to apply now because the time to train on all those things for the Christmas season is short at hand"

Even though the early numbers of applicant are down, Johnson says it might be a sign of positive economic growth.


Greg continued, "As we've come out of the recession here in South Dakota, in a very strong way, it is a fact that there is less people to apply for jobs today than there were a year ago, and many less than two years ago.”  A seasonal job might entail many different tasks, but the most important is customer service.

"A lot of staff, everything from checkout operators to freight flow, to just customer care associates, merchandisers, folks that are aware of the basic necessities of how to take care of customers," says Kmart manager, Dwayne Johnson.


Staffing is as important to retailers as the merchandise on their floors, and they say they want to be ready.  "We get a lot of people that want to come work for us, we do have challenges like anybody else, but for the most part were usually fully staffed, usually mid-September,” assured Dwayne.


Once this week is over you can forget the candy, because you are going to start seeing a lot more wrapping paper.



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