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ComScore: Online holiday sales hit $17.5 billion

U.S. online holiday sales are up 12 percent to more than $17.5 billion till date this year, with more than half of that making use of free shipping, according to research firm comScore Inc. Get the full story »

Amazon to hire more than 15,000 for the holidays Inc. said Friday that it is hiring more than 15,500 people to fill temporary holiday jobs at shipping centers around the country, more than it hired last year.

The online retail giant said in news releases that it will hire more than 5,000 people in Phoenix and Goodyear, Ariz., and 4,000 in Pennsylvania at locations including Allentown, Hazleton and Lewisberry. Get the full story »

Blockbuster to hire, add promotions for holiday

Don’t count Blockbuster out yet.

The Dallas-based movie and game rental chain is hiring about 4,000 seasonal employees to staff its stores nationwide this holiday season. That’s comparable to previous years when Blockbuster wasn’t reorganizing under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Get the full story »

Kohl’s latest to boost holiday hiring

Kohl’s Corp. is increasing its holiday hiring this season by 21 percent, another major retailer to boost its employee count this winter.

The department store chain said Wednesday it expects to hire more than 40,000 people this season, up from 33,000 last year. Get the full story »

Macy’s hiring more holiday help

Macy’s Inc. said it plans to hire about 65,000 seasonal staff for the holiday season — a slight increase from previous years. The rise in hiring reflects Macy’s expectation that same-store sales will grow 3-3.5 percent in the second half of fiscal 2010, the company said in a statement. Get the full story »