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November 7, 2012
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Retailer Holiday Watch 
  • Which retailers are hiring the most seasonal employees?
    A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 36% of retailers intend to add seasonal employees to their ranks for the holiday season, up from 29% last year. To find out which large companies (with 2,500 or more workers) are making the most seasonal hires, Forbes asked job search engine to create a list of the 10 with the most job postings. Best Buy came in first, with 14,700 postings, followed by Toys R Us and Gap. Forbes (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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NRF News 
  • Belk, Harry and David and Sport Chalet execs share online holiday marketing tips
    Mobile -- and in this case, all things smartphone optimization -- is vitally important for shoppers connecting with brands and researching what is available in their local store. This was one of the handful of insights shared by this trifecta of e-commerce executives in a recent NRF and member’s webinar, where each discussed the marketing and merchandising tactics to watch this holiday season. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • E-commerce holiday outlook: Why online sales expectations are high for 2012
    E-commerce sales have been a growing piece of the holiday pie for years, and 2012 is no exception. In a post on the blog, Executive Director Vicki Cantrell explains why online sales are expected to increase 12% over last year, and how online retailers should be preparing their sites now for a surge in traffic and sales. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Holiday hiring: What?s in store for 2012?
    Retailers have targeted an additional 585,000 to 625,000 seasonal associates this holiday season, according to NRF’s latest survey. In a post on Retail’s BIG Blog, NRF Foundation SVP Ellen Davis recaps the early announcements from some of the nation’s biggest retailers, and explains why the holiday season can be the first step for hundreds of thousands of job seekers looking for a career path during this fragile economic time. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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