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Jobs with the Salvation Army

Oklahoma City, OK – More are applying for Salvation Army jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Salvation Army officials in Oklahoma City are seeing an increase in the number of people applying for jobs as bell ringers in the agency's annual Red Kettle campaign.

Spokeswoman Heidi Brandes says with the number of people out of work applications for the $7.25 an hour job ringing a bell is up 20 percent over previous years. The agency has 278 applications so far and is still taking them.

Brandes says the number of people applying for assistance from the Salvation Army is also up about 20 percent.

The Red Kettle campaign begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.