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Local businesses hiring Spring Break workers

Thousands of college students will flock to Northwest Florida beaches during the Spring Break season, and that means many businesses in our area are now hiring extra help to handle the crowds.

Channel 3's Amber Southard spoke to some of those businesses.

It's still a little chilly outside, but believe it or not spring break season is upon us and signs like this are popping up everywhere.

"Usually cold weather means warmer summers a lot of times."   

Crust Pizzeria in Destin has already hired 2 new employees and are looking for more.
The extra staffing gets the pizzeria through the tourist season.

Charles Waldron "It's especially important because we get real busy..we get more busy then we are in the winter and we're expecting a big crowd this season."

Over at AJ's, they are tripling their staff, hiring 70 to 80 extra employees.
And hiring local is important.

Tracy McCrew  "We have always done our services and our part to employee the people of Destin."

This is the start of their busy season and having the extra man power means keeping the visitors happy with faster service.

"A lot of people come down here from spring break to summer to get jobs, so you'll have all kind of people coming here for work."

Many of the employers we spoke with say it's a good idea to keep your resume on hand when you're going around applying for jobs. Reporting in Okaloosa County Amber Southard Channel 3 News.