Holiday Spirit – Stores are Hiring!
Positive news in retail today. The New York Times reported stores are beginning to hire for the holidays and the numbers are better than last year. And in spite of a flat or weak economy, consumers keep shopping.
Some of the numbers aren’t that significant but Macy’s is expecting to hire almost 78,000 seasonal employees and Target might add more than 92,000 more people!
Stores are already beginning to establish a holiday presence and last night I saw a pop-up “Toys R Us” store in a mall. Every time a new store opens and employees are hired, this is good news for our economy.