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Published November 09, 2012, 03:03 PM

Seasonal Help in Short Supply

Hiring seasonal help is usually a breeze for local retailers but this year many are in a unique situation, finding it hard to hire enough help for the holidays.

Hiring seasonal help is usually a breeze for local retailers but this year many are in a unique situation, finding it hard to hire enough help for the holidays.

Job Service North Dakota officials say job openings are up 15 percent from the same time last year. That's an increase of nearly 350 openings. Target has more than 80 seasonal openings. And with applications not flowing in the way they usually do it is having a hard time finding enough employees. Managers say because the economy is so good in North Dakota it's been hard to fill the positions. There are currently 2,600 job openings in the Grand Forks area.

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