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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.

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, 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.