Holiday shopping may not be on your mind, but retailers are thinking about it.
Many are looking for holiday help.
More stores and optimism about the season are leading some retailers to hire more than usual for the holidays.
“We're hoping it's going to be a better year that it was last year,” says Cordairo Hansen with Ultimate Electronics in Wichita.
The Christmas decorations aren't out yet, but stores like Ultimate Electronics are preparing.
“Making sure we have the right staff to go into the hours that are needed and produce the kind of business we want to,” says Hansen.
That means good news for people struggling to find work.
“I've been turning in applications and didn't a get a call,” says Dylan King who found a job stocking shelves for a local retailer.
“It's seasonal help,” says King who’s happy to have a job. He’s trying to save money before joining the military.
The need for seasonal help could be big this year.
According to USA Today, Toys “R” Us plans to hire 45,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, 30% more than last year.
Brookstone is adding 36% more, or about 900 people.
Kohl's plans to hire 40,000 seasonal workers, up 20% from 2009.
It’s a big process and takes a lot work,” says Hansen.
A recent business survey found about 70% of retailers plan to hire more seasonal workers this year than last.