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US market for seasonal work at its most favourable since 2007

821,000 workers will be hired for retail jobs this year, up 11% from a year ago

Workers are facing the most favourable job market for seasonal work since the 18-month recession that started in December 2007, getting hired with fewer interviews and in some cases with higher pay.


WANDA Tucker was hired on the spot for a part-time job with Gap Inc's Banana Republic chain earlier this month after searching for a full-time position since April.

"I thought I was just going in for an interview," said Ms Tucker, 53, of Rex, Georgia, who had finished five