ELIZABETH, NJ--Over thirty retailers will be participating in a job fair on Friday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in the Center Court.

Participating retailers will be hiring for multiple positions, a majority of those positions will be seasonal and part-time employees to help during its busy holiday season. For most retailers, the holiday shopping season is an important period which can define their profits for the entire year. Temporary and part-time employment spikes as retailers and other businesses increase their staffing to accommodate their seasonal increase in business.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Elizabeth has a current unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, which is consistent the state average. Taking a seasonal job is a way to make extra money and show additional job experience and if you’re looking to switch industries, but have no experience in your new field, adding a seasonal job can bridge the gap.

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According to an official, this job fair could have the potential for hundreds of candidates to be hired. Some of the participating stores include Swarovski Crystal, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, Papaya, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Michael Kors, Fashion to Figure, Wilson's Leather and Century 21.

The job fair is located in the mall’s Center Court, 651 Kapkowski Rd. in Elizabeth. For more information, call (908) 354-5900 or visit http://www.simon.com/mall/the-mills-at-jersey-gardens.