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Companies Hiring For Seasonal Positions

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by Marcus Washington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The holiday season will be here before you know it, so many employers are already starting the hiring process for seasonal jobs.

When it comes to looking for a job, Drew Philpot sums up the experience by saying, "sort of hectic."

He and many others are at it again filling out applications and interviewing, hoping to land a job at Bass Pro Shop.

The outdoor store is one of many businesses looking to hire for seasonal jobs.

"We're looking for about 30 seasonal associates and I'm going to say 10 to 20 to fill-in throughout the store on a permanent basis, full and part-time positions," said Bass Pro Shop human resource manager Jason Brown.

Brown said starting out as a seasonal workers isn't all that bad, since many of their current employees started out in seasonal positions.

"So there is good longevity in a lot of these positions. You come in and work hard, there is good opportunity," said Brown.

The applicants looking to land one of the spots at Bass Pro SHop range from students like Philpot to people looking to start a new career.

"I'm retired from my previous job and this is something that I want to do, this is something I want to work at," said retiree James Tippit.

Many companies have already started looking to hire for the holiday season.

Amazon is hiring 70,000 seasonal workers, up 20,000 from last year.

After nearly 30 minutes, Philpot finished the interview process with some promising news saying, "Things went positively I believe. We talked; I told her my experience and skills. I took a couple of tests and I am coming back for a second interview on Monday; pretty shocked, pretty excited and pretty happy."

If you missed the job fair at Bass Pro Shop, another job fair is being planned or visit Bass Pro Shop's website.

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