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September 30, 2011
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Holiday hiring to rise modestly at U.S. stores

Holiday hiring at U.S. chain stores will rise by a modest 1 to 2 percent over the year-ago period, reflecting retailers' expectations for sales, says ICSC. "Company decisions about seasonal hiring are intertwined with the company's financial health as well as its sales expectations," said Michael P. Niemira, ICSC's chief economist and director of research.…