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Holiday work spots almost all in retail

By on November 9th, 2011

During the holiday season the retail industry supplies many Americans with part time jobs. Manpower of Gainesville’s Branch Manager Jamy Smith says although retail is not the only market with jobs to fill during this time of year, it is the most prominent.

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Because this is a prime time for retail, Smith says it’s a common go-to job for those trying to supplement their income or make it through the holiday season. He says part time retail jobs very rarely turn into permanent jobs, but other positions which people might take in an administrative area during this time of year have the potential to become full time jobs.


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