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Sunday, December 6, 2009

News:Skilled Workers looking for Holiday Season Work

Brother can you spare me a dime or how  about just a seasonal Job!

Sometime you just need to work despite the pay. Retail stores report 6 applicants for every job. As a result the quality of their seasonal hires is significantly improved from past years.

"Overqualified, but happy to have a holiday job
Out-of-work professionals rush to temporary seasonal retail work

Mara Proctor used to design limestone hearths and columns for luxury homes near Kansas City, drawing on her college education and six years of training.

These days, she's leading customers around a store that sells sculptured snowmen and Santa figurines.
It isn't by choice. Until a few weeks ago, Proctor was among the record 5.9 million Americans who have been jobless for at least six months. Now she belongs to a subset of that group: Out-of-work professionals and managers, engineers and teachers who have turned, in desperation, to holiday-season jobs as sales clerks."

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