Report: Retailers Cut Back on Holiday Help

Milwaukee, Wis. People looking for temporary jobs during the holidays are facing the tightest market in 17 years, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The report cited a survey by employment agency Manpower Inc. of wholesale and retail employers which showed that 13% expected to hire fewer people in the fourth quarter.

That is the largest rate of decrease since the fall of 1991, when 10% of retailers said they would hire fewer workers.

Slightly more than half of the retailers and wholesalers, 52%, expect to hire the same number of people this fall, while 29% will hire more workers.

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