Shop Talk reporter Virginia Bridges asked owners if they plan to hire for the holidays, how long it will take to train those people, and what those workers will do. This is what they said.
• “We are expanding our operations with a second location and e-commerce business. We are hiring four new (full-time) employees at the moment – two assistant store and sales managers and two sales associates,” said Ryan Hurley, co-owner of Vert & Vogue, a boutique in Durham. “The assistant store and sales managers will help manage our team, provide outstanding service to our clients and organize and merchandise our stores. The sales associates will provide outstanding service to our clients and help with other sales floor related responsibilities. It will take two months to train them.”
• “It is our policy to never hire any temporary (or) seasonal workers,” said Derek Owen, president of Triangle Green Cleaning in Raleigh.
• “We are currently looking to hire two to three new staff members for part-time, permanent positions,” said Cynthia Deis, owner of Ornamentea, which sells beads and craft supplies in downtown Raleigh. “We expect training to last 30 to 60 days. Our newest staff members will be working on our retail sales floor.”