Bass Pro Shops among Springfield, Mo. retailers hiring seasonal help

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. If you're looking to make some extra money, it's the time of year where many companies are looking for seasonal workers.

The Missouri Job Center is helping with various seasonal hiring events.
They have one coming up next week for Bass Pro Shops in Springfield and another in the Branson area with three different employers, Big Cedar Lodge, Saltgrass Steakhouse, and GH Bass & Co.

Many retailers are hiring this time of year for the holiday shopping season. Those include Target, JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, Best Buy, and Gordmans to name a few.

People at the job center say these jobs may be just right for a stay-at-home parent who wants to work while the kids are at school or someone who has another job, but would like to make a little extra money on the weekends. With a state unemployment rate of just over 3%, the number of workers available for seasonal jobs is limited.

"I think that's why they're starting early and doing these national hiring events to try and create that buzz," says Katherine Trombetta, Missouri Job Center spokesperson, "so that they can get the word out that they need these temporary and seasonal employees."

Bass Pro's event here in Springfield is from 9AM to 6PM October 17th at the Springfield Bass Pro Store. Bass Pro is holding hiring events at all of its stores nationwide on the same day.

In Springfield, many jobs will be in Bass Pro's Santa's Wonderland. "So those folks are going to have a love for children and for the holiday season and providing legendary customer service," says Sarah Paternostro, Bass Pro Shops HR manager.

The Holiday Hiring Blitz in Branson is at the Branson Missouri Job Center October 15th from 10 until 2. Big Cedar Lodge, Saltgrass Steakhouse, and GH Bass & Co. will be hiring.

Gordmans is having a holiday hiring job fair at all of it store locations October 9th, from 3 until 8 p.m.

Best Buy is holding hiring fairs at all Best Buy stores October 10th and 11th from noon until 7PM.