Many businesses in North Central Wisconsin are hiring seasonal workers during the holidays.
Staffing professionals say companies like retail shops and delivery services in the Wausau area are desperate for the extra help as business spikes.
And with unemployment down, it's becoming harder for employers to fill temporary positions.
"It isn't as it used to be two or three years ago," said Nicole Williams, an account executive at QPS Employment Group in Wausau. "Where there were probably more people than there were jobs. That's really shifting."
Williams also said seasonal jobs can help people who are looking for permanent work open the door to full-time opportunities.