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Holiday retail hiring could break record set 12 years ago
Holiday retail hiring could break record set 12 years ago

Holiday hiring by retailers is fast approaching a record set 12 years ago, according to a new analysis of government numbers. So far, retailers have added 619,700 seasonal workers in October and November, 19% more than the 512,600 holiday employees hired over the same period last year, according to consultancy firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. If businesses bring on just 140,300 more workers in December, they’ll match the nearly 760,000 employees tacked on to payrolls during the three-month holiday hiring season in 2000 – a record high. Doing so isn’t a stretch. Last year, retailers hired 147,600 workers in December, bringing the three-month total to...

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