Arkansas businesses hiring more employees as holiday shopping picks up

This time of year is always crazy as businesses scramble to find employees to fill seasonal positions. This year could be a little different for those businesses though, as more applicants could be in the job pool.

This annual push to hire more employees comes as many people have left their job. In August alone, more than four million Americans quit their jobs – that’s almost 3% of the nation’s total workforce.

So why is that? Many are looking for something new, or just want a better opportunity.

“Find something that is perhaps more rewarding, higher paying, more in line with one’s skills,” Michael Pakko, Chief Economist at the Arkansas Economic Development Institute, said.

Pakko has been tracking these employment trends and what they can mean for the average consumer. He said to expect to see some issues this holiday season.

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