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Dec062011

Strong Holiday Shopping Numbers May Result in More Hiring

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With the holiday shopping season already in full swing, retailers are looking to add more employees to their work forces as the demand from shoppers continues to remain strong, a new survey finds.

As employment expert John Challenger with the jobs firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas notes, "Stronger than expected sales on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday resulted in a strong jump in hiring in November and that could push on into December."

Many retailers wait until they see how crowded their stores are and "then they add workers to accommodate those needs," he explains.

Last month, Challenger says retail hiring rose 27 percent compared to the same time last year.

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