This Black Friday local area stores are stocking up with more merchandise and preparing for customers by hiring more workers. With extended store hours local store managers have been preparing for this years' shopping season for months. "We'll we've hired about twenty occasional seasonal people that will work from now until the beginning of January. Our busiest week of the year is next week so we've had the schedule for next week planned for about a month," said Jenna Dalessandro, manager of Best Buy in Panama City. On Black Friday the Panama City Mall will open its doors at 5am and Best Buy will open at midnight.