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Sweeter holidays : Employers are paying premiums to land seasonal workers

Nov 04, 2018 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

Central Ohio companies are offering more pay and better perks in an effort to fill what is expected to be a record number of seasonal jobs this holiday.

With more than 12,000 short-term jobs to fill this holiday year in the Columbus area -- most of them in warehouses -- employers are offering prospects up to $20 an hour, paid holidays, merchandise discounts and even a chance to win a 50-inch flat-screen television.

"The competition for seasonal workers is intense, especially as compa...