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Holiday Employment

Every September as retailers ready their stores for the crowds that typically accompany the holiday season, they also begin preparing behind the scenes by hiring extra help to run the store, manage gift wrap, stock new inventories and serve as customer service representatives. In 2013, NRF predicts retailers will hire an additional 720,000 and 780,000 seasonal employees, which is in line with the actual 720,500 they hired in 2012. In addition to retailers’ seasonal positions, retail indirectly creates many jobs throughout the holiday season for workers in transportation, manufacturing and fulfillment.