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The holiday season is here (as of Thursday), with droves of shoppers looking to spend their extra cash on the latest gadgets, toys and big purchases. And while the economy might seem a bit more stable when it comes to driving consumers, many still struggle with unemployment. As 7.9 percent of Americans face the possibility of unemployment during the holiday season, the craziness of the popular consumer season sparks an increase in seasonal job openings.
According to the Tribune Chronicle’s TribToday, retailers nationwide “are expected to hire 585,000 to 625,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, according to estimates by the National Retail Federation.” So if you are still in search of a job, or looking to earn a little more money for extra spending or expenses, try your hand at getting a seasonal position for the holidays.
On it’s surface, Halloween seems to be a relatively benign American holiday with plenty of admirable qualities. It’s kid-centric, there is lots of celebrating going on, and doesn’t urge you to spend needlessly as some other holidays do.
But there are lot of discrepancies in how this ghoulish holiday is celebrated in black neighborhoods versus white ones. Our experiences tend to color how we feel about things, and unfortunately October 31st just doesn’t bring the jolliest of times. Other holidays fair much better. Thanksgiving has tons of food. Christmas brings gifts and giving. Valentine’s Day is romantic. But Halloween has few things that make you feel warm and fuzzy. Quite the opposite in fact.
Somehow, Halloween and everything that it represents creates a huge disconnect in black communities everywhere. Here’s a humorous look at how: