MASSENA - Dicks Sporting Goods is hiring and looking for a golf pro to work in the chains yet to be opened Massena store.
However, despite the appearance of a help wanted on on the companys website, officials with St. Lawrence Centre say a contract between the mall and Dicks has yet to be finalized.
Its close, but theyre still going through negotiations and finalizing details, said St. Lawrence Centre Marketing Manager Ronald J. Patnode. We hope to have something to announce soon.
Mr. Patnode said its not unusual for business to advertise for positions that they dont plan on filling immediately, especially positions that they think may take a long time to fill.
As of Wednesday afternoon the only position Dicks was advertising for its Massena store was a Golf Professional/Apprentice, a position, that in Massena, may take a while to fill. They are not yet advertising for management or hourly employees.
Im not saying thats what Dicks is doing, but thats a common thing for businesses to do, Mr. Patnode said.
With the opening of Shoe Dept. Encore last week and an announcement from Dicks likely on the horizon, 2013 could be a very good year for the mall.
Hopefully when this Dicks deal is done there will be others that follow suit, Mr. Patnode said. Thats our hope and expectation.
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