Holiday Employment: Tight Market For Employers, Strong For Job Seekers

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New numbers show the state’s unemployment numbers are below 4 percent, suggesting it’s a great state to find work in. And this holiday season is offering many opportunities.

You could call it a side gig for accounting specialist Brett Gulden. He’s a seasonal worker at B&J Farms’ pop-up tree yard at Knollwood shopping center in St. Louis Park.

“It’s not gonna get rich doing it, it’s nice money, pays the gas bills and stuff like that so yeah and it’s nice to help,” Gulden said.

High school student Peter Guchikob works there, too, and says it “fits in the schedule” for him.

“This time of year we can pretty much use all hands on deck,” Trent Johnson, the owner of the business, said.

Assembling his crew, however, has been a bit tougher lately. A simple drive around the metro shows the possibilities seem endless if you’re searching…

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