Holiday season heralds more jobs, but retailers can't say how many

  • Article by: DEE DePASS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 25, 2011 - 11:51 PM
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mlarsenmplsSep. 26, 11 3:42 AM

What a sad society that we have become when we are hoping for Christmas sales to help unemployment. These are temp jobs that do little to help. The desperation of this paper and the liberals never ends. And what kind of is name is Happi, what is wrong with you people. The true meaning of Christmas is Jesus, it has nothing to do with retail sales.

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jackwagon1Sep. 26, 11 7:26 AM

There will not be many jobs and the Christmas retail season is going to be bad. This may be the final blow to start the double dip recession.

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spfle1Sep. 26, 11 8:10 AM

How can these businesses possibly hire anyone with all the 'uncertainty and regulations'.

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spendnowSep. 26, 11 8:44 AM

Dee, I really enjoyed your article. After reading it, I've determined that seasonal hiring may be affected by the amount of revenue a business brings in, and at this point, that figure is unknown. I knew there was a reason I counted on the Strib for the "news."

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taboopoohSep. 26, 1110:47 AM

Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards Obama the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who is unfortunatley waging war on several fronts.

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jarlmnSep. 26, 1112:27 PM

I'm continually amazed at how much of the economy of a supposedly enlightened society, revolves around a yearly potlatch of willy-nilly consumerism loosely attached to a religious celebration. What modern primitives we truly are!

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camb24Sep. 26, 11 1:19 PM

I have a HUGE extended family and we just talked about this issue.....ALL of us are cutting our holiday shopping by half!!! Many people I talk to are saying the same as well. We just dont need the Christmas junk quite honestly! Cut back on the spending and start spending more TIME on family!!! Cant go wrong!!!

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camb24Sep. 26, 11 1:21 PM

Wake up people of the world...If we need to count on HOLIDAY SALES to show that the economy is "getting better", then we are in SEVERE TROUBLE! Obama cant count little holiday temp jobs as GROWTH!

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notextdogSep. 26, 11 2:08 PM

This is one Sick society.

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BadbreathSep. 26, 11 2:30 PM

If anything like the last couple of years, it's sad for America to have to admit that a lot of seasonal workers end up spending a lot of time standing around doing nothing for lack of customers.

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