If you work at one of the area Walmart stores, you'll have the chance to gain some extra hours this holiday season.  The retailer is offering that to it's staffers this year rather than hiring seasonal workers.

Walmart told MSN.com that the extra hours will help staff the rolls of cashiers, stockers and pick-up associates.  Most large stores hire extra help, usually at or near minimum wage for the busy holiday season.

Walmart has stores in North Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Raynham, Swansea, Seekonk and Wareham.