There's barely a taste of fall in the air, but retailers already have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads.
And they're getting ready to stock the shelves with all things Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas by putting lots of extra boots on the ground.
Despite high unemployment numbers, many stores are looking to hire in bulk.
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At JC Penny's store in North Little Rock, talent resource leader Russtina Green says they are already searching for new employees.
"JC Penney has become so fresh and innovated with all the new changes," Green said. "We want to have plenty of time to train all of our holiday staff. We want to make sure they're just as confident as our season employees are."
The department store will begin taking applications as early as next week.
Green says they're looking for energetic applicants.
"We're looking for people who are really detail-oriented, people who have a passion for customer service and people who really enjoy the retail environment and can come to work and have fun."
Another big store looking to hire is Kohl's, which recently announced it is adding around 52,000 workers for seasonal positions.
Green says JC Penney's seasonal workforce will be 20 percent higher than last year; all of which will be focused on the customer.
"We want to make sure that they're not standing in long lines, because that is something that really stresses people out," Green explained. "(Also frustrating is) not finding things that they really need, so we want to have a lot of help on hand."
For those who think these jobs are just for the short-term, Green says that temporary position could extend past the holidays.
"You would be surprised, people come here thinking they're part time while they look for something else and they stay."