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Costume company hires 200 more workers than last year

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Wisconsin costume company known for Halloween masks of president is hiring 1,500 people, 200 more than a year ago.

A Wisconsin costume company best known for its Halloween masks of the president is hiring 1,500 people.

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BuySeasons, Inc., of New Berlin is looking for seasonal employees to work from July through November.

Any mass hiring is notable in a recession, and company vice president David Karst says BuySeasons is hiring about 200 more seasonal workers than a year ago.

Most will work in a distribution facility or a call center. The firm includes BuyCostumes.com, which bills itself as the world's largest Internet seller of costumes and party supplies.

For those wanting to get a jump on Halloween, its Web site offers a mask of President Obama.

And there are clearance offers for the masks of Vice President Joe Biden, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.

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