Retailers look to hire ahead of the holiday season


((TOM)) ON A BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY LIKE TODAY — THE HOLIDAY SEASON MAY SEEM A WAYS OFF — BUT IN THE RETAIL WORLD — STORES ARE ALREADY PREPARING FOR THEIR BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR. LOCAL FIVE’S ERINN TAYLOR TAKES A LOOK AT WHO’S HIRING — AND THE CHALLENGES THEY’RE FACING. NATS INSIDE MALL TYLER MCGINNIS – STORE MANAGER, FINISH LINE I ACTUALLY ALREADY AM SCHEDULING INTERVIEWS TODAY FOR HOLIDAY SEASON HELP. IN WINDOWS ACROSS BAY PARK SQUARE MALL — NOW HIRING SIGNS. TYLER YOU CAN NEVER START TOO EARLY. FOR US, BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON USUALLY ENDS FIRST OR SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER, TAKE ABOUT A WEEK OFF AND THEN YOU HAVE TO START GETTING READY FOR HOLIDAY. KELLY SCHOEN – DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, BAY PARK SQUARE OUR RETAILERS REALLY NEED TO FILL A LOT OF HOURS COME OUR HOLIDAY SEASON, WE ARE OPEN LONGER HOURS, AND MUCH MORE TRAFFIC COMES HERE THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON. BUT FINDING WORKERS TO FILL THOSE HOURS — IS GROWING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT IN OUR AREA. JIM GOLEMBESKI – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BAY AREA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD THE PROBLEM REALLY IS THAT WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR JOBS. AND THAT ISSUE IS ROOTED IN AN AGING WORKFORCE. JIM IT ALWAYS COMES DOWN TO POPULATION, AND AS WE’RE LOOKING INTO THE DECADE OF THE 2020’S AND INTO THE 2030’S, IT REALLY BECOMES A NUMBERS GAME. WE SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO FILL THE JOBS THAT WE HAVE OPEN. THAT’S BECAUSE THE GENERATIONS FOLLOWING THE RETIRING BABY BOOMERS — ARE SMALLER. JIM THE ONE GROUP MOVES OUT, WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH COMING BACK. AND THAT MEANS TO FILL JOBS — NORTHEAST WISCONSIN NEEDS TO ATTRACT NEW TALENT. JIM SO WE REALLY HAVE TO DO, CONTINUE TO DO A LOT OF WORK SELLING OURSELVES AND THE GOOD THINGS WE HAVE HERE. ENCOURAGING NEWCOMERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THIS AREA HAS TO OFFER — INCLUDING THE JOBS. TYLER REALLY ANY RETAIL STORE DURING HOLIDAY SEASON, ALWAYS LOOKING TO ADD EXTRA BODIES, ALWAYS HAVE HOURS TO GO AROUND, PART TIME, FULL TIME, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, SO I THINK THAT GOES FOR US AND I CAN PROBABLY SPEAK FOR THE REST OF THE MALL AS WELL. IN BROWN COUNTY ET LOCAL FIVE NEWS. ((TOM)) FOR MORE INFORMATION ON JOBS AVAILABLE IN OUR AREA — HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT WE ARE GREEN BAY DOT COM. ((TOM))

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *