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Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find
Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find

Many of the nation's biggest retailers plan to sharply increase hiring for the holiday shopping season as consumers look to spend more, according to reports out today. Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Amazon and Game Stop are among the retailers planning seasonal hiring increases, by 45 percent for Kohl's and 47 percent for Game Stop. Target, Toys R Us and JC Penney plan to hire the same number as last year, according to figures compiled by outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Retailers are ramping up hiring as they plan to extend holiday shopping hours, with many opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving as a kick off to the Black Friday shopping weekend....

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