Many of this year’s applicants for seasonal employment are reportedly overqualified for the positions they seek.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – The seasonal job market has gotten more competitive this year, with a high percentage of applicants being overqualified for the temporary positions they are applying for. As reported by NBCDFW News, the economic downturn has left professionals and others with more experience on average than typical seasonal workers vying for positions traditionally occupied by college students and teenage workers.
Brian Dixon, manager of general sales for the Grapevine Mills franchise The Great American Cookie is quoted in the report as stating, “I didn’t know it was going to be this much of a rush for people to come out and get jobs now… I mean you’re doing 10, 12 applicants a day for people that are overqualified.”
As noted in the report, the seasonal worker changes this year have affected small locally owned businesses as well, with many choosing to forgo hiring the extra help due to the economy.
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