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The Holidays Are Hiring Time 

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas says that prospects for seasonal work are brighter heading into the holidays than in 2009, thanks to stronger retail sales figures.

Things still aren’t close to 2006, when consumer confidence reached a peak and there were some 750,000 year-end jobs. The estimate this holiday season is about 550,000 jobs, which is 50,000 more than last year, but that could increase if business picks up.

Big employers this year include companies like Macy’s, UPS and Toys R Us, which are all adding between 45,000 to 65,000 jobs.

Temp services also recommend job seekers  think outside the box this year because there are businesses other than retailers that look to bolster their year-end deliverables.

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