Holiday Hiring Season Nears End


With the holiday shopping season here, the holiday hiring season is nearly over in Jefferson County. 

The number of holiday employees this year is about the same it has been for the past decade. 

The WorkPlace, which is a one-stop career center, says there are about 300 holiday jobs in Jefferson County. 

"I think retailers, like everybody else, are cautious. Watertown is kind of unique in the fact that we have a lot of Canadian shoppers that come over and take advantage of the retail bargains over here," said Cheryl Mayforth, executive director at The WorkPlace.

Although there hasn't been an increase in jobs, officials say Jefferson County has a high number of holiday part-time jobs.

Mayforth says if you are looking for some extra Christmas cash, there are still a few big box retailers looking to fill some of those final positions.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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