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Retailers ramping up holiday hiring efforts
Retailers ramping up holiday hiring efforts

Wal-Mart and other retailers say they are boosting holiday hiring this year as they prep of what they hope will be a rosier shopping season. The ramp-up in temporary hiring could hit more than 800,000 workers in the last months of the year, the highest level since 1999, according to career counseling firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. "The last two years saw hiring return to pre-recession levels," said John Challenger, chief executive of the company. "This year, we could see hiring return to levels not seen since the height of the dot-com boom." The planned hires indicate retailers are expecting a decent but not blockbuster holiday season, a crucial period...

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