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Seasonal Hirings Offer A Glimpse Into Companies' Holiday Expectations

Do Seasonal Hirings Provide Insight Into Holiday Shopping Season Expectations?

For U.S. retailers, it doesn’t get much bigger than holiday shopping season. With November just right around the corner, one way for traders to gauge retailers’ expectations this holiday season is to look at how many seasonal employees they are hiring to help shoulder the seasonal workload.

Here’s a look at how several big companies’ seasonal numbers compared to last year's figures.

Overall, U.S. companies are expected to hire a total of nearly 740,000 extra seasonal workers this holiday season, in-line with last year’s total.

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