Halloween Stores Popping Up Around Atlanta

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Halloween Thrills is providing the unemployed a job during these trying times.

As the unstable job market continues, there is a welcoming sight all across the country and especially here in Atlanta. Halloween stores are opening all over the area and providing the unemployed a job during these trying times. Halloween Thrills is one of the seasonal stores opening in the area providing both jobs for the unemployed and the filling of vacant retail locations.

To date, Halloween Thrills has hired 20 temporary employees in the Atlanta area. "We've received several hundred applications and have only 60 positions to fill for our three locations at Atlantic Station, Roswell, and Kennesaw," said Al Adkisson, who runs a chain of local Halloween Thrills retail stores in the Metro Atlanta Area. “And, it's not just people looking for an extra job. For a lot of people that work for us, it is the job that's holding them over until they can find something permanent," Adkisson said.

With Atlanta's 10.4 percent retail vacancy rate, temporary stores, like Halloween Thrills, have found a niche. They come in, pay rent for a couple months and then disappear until the next Halloween season. While not a permanent tenant, these seasonal stores offer a boost to the economy every year.

According to the National Retail Federation, it is estimated that Americans will spend $5.8 Billion this year for Halloween. Not only costumes for adults and children, many are also dressing up their pet or decorating for Trick-or-Treat and Halloween parties. The stores are already fully stocked with a huge selection of costumes for both adults and children and have a wide variety of accessories for the customer who likes to design their own costume.

Halloween Thrills is now accepting employment applications at 730 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, 1381 Market St. in Atlantic Station, and 1180 Barrett Pkwy in Kennesaw.

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