In-Store Santa Claus' May Be Out of a Job This Season
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Christmas is upon us,  but many Santa Clauses around the nation may not be Ho Ho Ho ing because they’re unemployed, according to MarketWatch.

“There’s no question about it; the number of Santas out there looking for work has grown,” Jennifer Andrews told Marketwatch. Andrews is headmaster of the Santa School in Calgary, Alberta, which supplies Santas to stores and malls. “And there’s not a lot of room for untrained Santas.”

Baby boomers thought Santa roles were easy money, but getting into the Santa market requires training and even with experience it’s tough to land a gig. And now with the economic downturn it’s gotten even harder.

 

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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