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Figi's still looking for workers, holds job fair

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One of Central Wisconsin's largest seasonal employers is hiring.

Figi's food and specialty gift business held a job fair to help find more workers to fill those holiday orders.

This isn't the first time Diana Harless has come to Figi's. She used to work full time at the catalogue gift company.

"There are a lot of new faces, by there are a lot of people that I still know," said Harless.

Figi's is one of central Wisconsin's largest seasonal employers.

Harless says she's applying to get a little extra money to help pay the bills.

"It would be a nice cushion. My husband is a truck driver, and it's just kind of nice that I can help out somewhat," said Harless.

Company leaders at Figi's say they see a lot of applicants in the same position.

"You do see a lot of traffic, more applicant traffic coming in these next few weeks," said Marnie Peterson, Figi's Human Relations Manager.

Figi's doesn't only attract applicants looking for extra money during the holidays. There are a variety of reasons why people apply.

"Even though I know I'm going to be getting paid for this, and the money is going to be nice, the driving force was for me to have some interaction and to feel fulfilled," said Harless.

There have been about 3,700 applicants for seasonal work this year, and Figi's says it will hire about 2,000 people. During its peak season, the company employs about 3,000 workers.

These jobs are seasonal, but Figi's officials say there are some opportunities for some workers to stay on the job year round.

Officials from Figi's say this is the last week they'll be hiring.

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