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Yahoo! Finance: Retailers filling 700,000 holiday season jobs

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It’s that time of year: Winter decorations start hitting the shelves ridiculously early, and retailers announce their hiring plans for the super-spending season.

Holiday-help hires will drop about 7 percent from last year’s 12-year high, according to consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. There should be about 700,000 jobs, mostly filled in October. Some chains, such as Toys R Us, have already begun hiring for the end of the year.

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