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Diverging retail staffing strategies

The old model:

Much of that growth is due to Amazon, which said it would hire 200,000 seasonal employees this year... Macy’s and Kohl’s said they plan to hire 80,000 and 90,000 workers...Target said it plans to add 130,000 seasonal workers...

The new model:

Walmart said it is skipping seasonal hiring altogether, taking the hours available during the holidays and giving them to current employees.
-- Kate Rogers, CNBC