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Holiday Hiring In Full Swing

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- For some the number one thing on their holiday wish list this year is a job.

The Christmas sales and displays are already up at the Belk store in Murfreesboro, and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas too.

So far there is only one thing missing to make the scene complete: Seasonal workers. And managers said time is running out for them to find their employees because they need them trained before Black Friday.

"We are looking for another ten to twenty employees and we've hired about five so far this year," said Mary Lucy Yowell, Belk Store Manager.

Hiring experts recommend interested workers fill out an online application for seasonal jobs. After that they say it's best to stop by the stores and shake hands with mangers because shaking hands still makes a difference.

"I had a young man come in and he said this is my name...and he threw his hand out and I said come in on Monday and we'll have an interview," said Cynthia Harris, Executive Recruiter.

Experts point out temporary work can lead to a permanent position.

"That's how I got started, I started in seasonal gift wrap and here I am a store manager,' said Yowell.

Interested applicants to make sure to have a up-to-date resume. And experts recommend keeping it clean and easy to read.

There is always extra work at Christmas not just in retail. Warehouses and restaurants bump up their staff levels this time of year too.

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