Retailers hiring for holidays

Retailers are hiring seasonal workers to launch what could be an improved shopping season.

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The outlook for this year’s shopping season is a little better than last year’s. But while retailers are ready to hire seasonal help, the large applicant pool could mean a small increase in employment.

For Margaret Hutcheson, owner of Horsin’ Around at Pony Village Mall, this season is an opportunity to recoup losses incurred throughout the recession. She hired one part-time temporary worker, instead of the two or three she’d normally bring aboard this time of year. She’ll put in extra hours herself.

“Even if the economy does pick up, the money that was lost earlier this year, we have to make up for this holiday season,” Hutcheson said.

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