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With the protection of our Wisconsin Business Insurance, everyday will feel like a holiday!

Once the holiday season comes, many companies know that business is always booming. Due to an increase in sales, this means more employees are needed for extra help. According to the Wausau Daily Herald, Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said retailers across the country will add the same number or fewer workers from October through December of this year as they did during the same period last year.

The firm based its estimate on slow retail sales reported for August and a general lack of consumer confidence. Last year, Marathon County added 400 retail jobs during the last three months of the year, and 627,600 seasonal workers were hired nationwide during the same period. National chains, such as Target and Walmart, are expected to do the most hiring this season.

At the Target in Weston, assistant manager Don Kulinski said the store is on track to hire 40 to 50 seasonal workers beginning in October. Kulinski said Target will need workers to unload trucks, stock shelves, tend the sales floor, and work as cashiers. Each will be hired for between 24 and 40 hours each week.

Some smaller businesses will also be increasing staffing for the season, but not just for the holidays. At Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods in downtown Wausau, owners roughly double the size of the store’s workforce during the winter. This is done to handle the customers needing ski and snowboard equipment and service.

Co-owner Theresa Shepherd said anywhere from 8 to 10 part-time workers are added each season. “We do have staffing already in place,” she said. “In some respects, it’s seasonal; we hire in August for (the) winter.”

As the fall season rolls, big changes are in store for many local businesses. At Community Insurance, we understand that in order to adjust to the increase in sales, more help is needed. Don’t you want to feel protected while succeeding at the same time? This is why we offer the most dependable Wisconsin business insurance around!

As a business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities to deal with. However, although running a company is a lot of work, it is rewarding at the same time. In order to protect your passion, you need our insurance to diminish your chances of suffering from major loss.

We will help assess your potential risks and then build an insurance program to meet your unique needs. Our packages can include anything from commercial property to workers compensation to group benefits and more. With so many options available, let us help you make the first step to a better work environment with our Wisconsin business insurance!

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