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Retailers cautious when hiring for this holiday season

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The slowdown in economic recovery could leave retailers cautious this holiday season, when it comes to adding much-needed seasonal jobs.

Among the major retailers, Toys R' Us already has announced plans to hire 40,000 seasonal workers. Macy's, 78,000. Outplacement firm challenger, Gray and Christmas expects that the discount retailers will add the most to their staffing ranks.

There also may be an increase in online shopping, or e-tailing. Perhaps meaning jobs outside of the traditional retail realm, in shipping, but in any seasonal job, flexibility is key.

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