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US stores boost hiring for holiday shopping season

It is predicted that US consumers will go on a US$617 billion splurge this holiday season, 4.1 per cent higher than last year.


US stores and shippers are ramping up holiday hiring to potentially the highest level in 15 years, but no one is sure whether that will be answered by a burst of shopping.

Package shipper FedEx said on Tuesday it would add 50,000 temporary workers for the November-