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LAS VEGAS -- The holiday shopping season has begun and some businesses are still looking to fill temporary positions.

Many of the larger retail stores like Macy's, Target and Pier One have done the bulk of their seasonal hiring to keep up with the big crowds.

Other stores, such as Williams-Sonoma, are still looking to hire.

The store has already hired dozens of workers, but is looking to employ about 100 more.

"Normally we carry about 450 people throughout the year," said Troy Thronton, of Williams-Sonoma customer care center. "We're going to get up to 900-950 people by the time we hit cyber Monday."

The National Retail Federation predicts holiday spending will be up this year compared to last year.

Thronton said Williams-Sonoma has already seen some of that growth.

"Over the past couple of years, we've noticed sales go up a lot," he said. "We really focus on those giftable items and we try and have a wide range of costs from inexpensive to more expensive."

Job searcher Gabriel Hernandez said he has steadily searched for work and hopes he's one of the new employees added to the payroll.

"Right now, it's just really hard to find any kind of work, but I heard that this is a really good company to work for," he said.

The retail sector is not the only industry looking to hire for the holidays.

Restaurants such as the newly opened Honey Salt are prepping for the season, too.

"We actually opened two weeks ago and the support from the community has been overwhelming," Honey Salt co-owner Elizabeth Blau said. "We're anticipating a lot more business from the holidays so we're absolutely looking for great bartenders, great managers and even more waitstaff."

Williams-Sonoma's customer care center will host a career fair Tuesday through Thursday at 10001 Covington Cross in Summerlin. Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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