Seasonal Workers Contracts Soon to End
October through the end of January is always a huge time for vendors, with Christmas being a major driving force in the retail economy.
Between Black Friday, pre-Christmas, post-Christmas and New Year’s Day sales, the regular staff doesn’t have the numbers to compete with the shoppers.
For this reason, additional help is needed to man the Titanic that is the shopping season, and retailers hire seasonal workers.
The majority of these employers are big box stores like Best Buy, who always hires temporary employees to cover the holiday rush.
“I was looking for work,” said Chris, a seasonal worker for Best Buy. “Always wanted to work for Best Buy.”
Williams, hired in late October, works in the home theatre department, at least until the end of January.
“I’ve applied for a few part-time positions,” he said. “I will hopefully find out at the end of the month.”
Carrie, a sales consultant in home appliances, thinks that they have a good shot.
“I know that Best Buy tries to keep their seasonal workers on after January,” she explained.
Both hope to get hired on in February.
Williams cited the job market as the reason he chose seasonal employment, but feels he’s found his place in the store.
“I love it here,” he said simply.