Hir­ing up in sev­eral sec­tors of work­force


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hir­ing both part-time and full-time work­ers,” said Buzz Wil­son, Spec’s Cen­tral Texas di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions.

Econ­o­mist Jon Hock­enyos with con­sult­ing firm TXP in Austin said re­tail hir­ing tends to re­flect the op­ti­mism that store own­ers and man­agers had coming into the year.

Austin’s job growth “is an in­di­ca­tion about how folks are feel­ing here, which is pretty good,” he said. “You wouldn’t be hir­ing peo­ple if you weren’t see­ing shop­pers coming in the door, or ex­pect­ing to see them coming in.”

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