Wichita businesses hiring seasonal workers

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Local businesses are hosting job fairs this week to fill seasonal job positions ahead of the holidays.

Towne East Square, at 7700 E Kellogg Dr, and Five Star Call Centers, at 9111 E Douglas Annex 100, hosted job fairs today in East Wichita.

"Its not easy to find a job when you're new to a town, for example in my case, so job fairs are a wonderful way to reach out," said Olga Rosenblum, applicant.

Five Star Call Centers is hiring 200 part time positions before the end of the year. The starting is pay $10 per hour, but there are opportunities for these part-time positions to become full-time positions next year. They are continuing their job fair on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"What I look for goes on those basic requirements of a good employee. Is that employee one that shows up all the time? Do they catch on quick?  Do they help others?" said Dave Basart, director of customer success at Five Star Call Centers.

Thirty retailers at Towne East Square are hoping to fill 60-70 positions during their holiday job fair today, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

"We are looking for people to have customer service background. We are encouraging people to dress like they're coming to an interview 'cause a lot of these retailers are interviewing on the spot," said Sara Schmidtke, director of marketing at Towne East Square.

Those at the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas said they have heard from businesses that seasonal hiring will be up this year due to several new retailers in Wichita.

To learn more about Towne East Square job opportunities, click here.

To learn more about Five Star Call Centers job opportunities, click here.

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