Denise Jesse said she plans on spending less on Christmas shopping this year than last year.
Jesse, who was out shopping at Wal-Mart Wednesday with her two grandchildren, said her holiday budget is tighter this year because both she and her husband are facing lay-offs this season with their employer, Martinrea.
"Most everybody was used to getting all the overtime they wanted," Jesse said, "but now, it's down to nothing. People need to buy American."
Karen Holt said she's running behind and hasn't even started her Christmas shopping yet.