Baton Rouge businesses now hiring for holiday season
BATON ROUGE - Businesses around town are now looking for seasonal workers.
Signs advertising for open positions are popping up all around.
"We just hired three individuals today," said Charles Rodrigue, store manager at Calvin's Market. Rodrigue told News 2 that business usually starts picking up for them around football season and goes throughout the holiday season. So, that's when they make a lot of hires.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said retail hires usually spike during the month of November.
"We bring in about 15 extra people. It's about a 12% to 15% bump in our staff just to be able to pull off those crews," said Ben Heroman, who's the General Manager at Billy Heroman's Flowers.
Some employers said seasonal work opportunities can often turn into long term work.
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