Florist hiring for Valentine's Day

Temporary workers to deliver gifts

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Lovebirds usually flock to the florist on Valentine's day, and this year, one local florist company is hiring temporary workers to help keep up with the demand.

Mount Vernon Florist manager Leon Hunt said he struggles to keep flowers in stock this time of year.

"It's been nuts the last couple of days," he said.

So nuts, they turned to social media to ask for a few extra hands on the big day. The company is hiring temporary salespeople, designers and even deliverers to drive their own cars to deliver the gifts on Valentine's day.

"The people who drive are more like a contract. We pay them per delivery. They use their own car, their own gas, and I've had some of them make 300 to 400 dollars per day," Hunt said.

Hunt said as long as the drivers have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance, they can work for the day and get paid per delivery.

"We usually average anywhere between 350 to 500 deliveries on Valentines day," Hunt said.

 

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