Georgians looking to pick up some extra work for the holidays probably won’t see more opportunity to do that this year than in recent years. Retailers are forecasting about 20,000 seasonal jobs in Georgia for October, November and December, according to the Georgia Retail Association. That tracks closely with last year’s hiring.
A slowly recovering economy and more realistic expectations are giving Georgia consumers a bit more confidence this spring. In a survey from Georgia Southern University, 61 percent of people think the economy is the same or better than last year. They also feel more secure in their jobs and feel better off financially than a year ago.