We are officially into our summer season and that brings big opportunities for those looking for work.
Director of Work Force Center's Maria Goodwin did say seasonal jobs have been flowing into their system. She also says this is a perfect opportunity for people who don't have experience. "We have positions that are posted with us a lot of times that require no experience so it just really does depend on the type of position," says Goodwin.
Hy's Toggery clothing and apparel recently expanded the size of there store, opening up more positions for workers. Co-manager of Hy's Toggery KenRose says, "We went from full time staff of 8 year round to about 16 and then we've had to almost triple our seasonal help."
Despite the expansion just four months ago, Rose says they haven't had a problem finding people to fill the floor. "We are still turning some people away. We've just finished a major hiring we do have a couple more that are starting in the next couple of days, but we have about 20 applications of people waiting for us to call them if we do have a spot open," says Rose.
University of Oklahoma student Drew Shaw says Hy's Toggery is the ideal place to work. "They're interested in young people, they want young people to come work for them and they're interested in getting their product out," says Shaw.
However, there are a few places in Pier Park still accepting applications. Footprints boutique has two open positions, but store manager Laura Modzel says she's looking for a certain type of worker. "We need somebody who's very energetic, friendly, dependable, mostly evening hours and weekends," says Modzel.
Modzel accredits her high standards to the closeness she has with the store. "My mother passed away about five years ago and this job just saved me because it forced me to smile and greet people and to get my mind off everything. It's been a God sent. It's a wonderful happy place!" says Modzel.
If you are interested in working at Footprints, you can pick up an application at the store in Pier Park.