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NRF's Holiday Headquarters

Retail Employment and Seasonal Hiring

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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 staff. These new hires are brought on to run the store, stock new inventories, manage distribution and fulfillment centers and serve as customer service representatives.

This holiday season NRF predicts retailers will hire between 640,000 and 690,000 seasonal workers, in line with last year’s 675,300 new holiday positions. In addition to seasonal positions, retail indirectly creates many jobs throughout the holiday season for workers in transportation, manufacturing and fulfillment.