- Research firm Challenger thinks retail holiday season hiring will come in at around 700K, a mark which falls short of last year's big jump to 751K.
- Weak consumer confidence and a continued trend toward online purchases are both expected to keep store traffic sluggish.
- Of the retailers reporting hiring tallies so far, Target has had the most dramatic drop.
- Related ETFs: XRT, PMR, RTH, VDC
Retail hiring hints at tepid holiday sales
Sep 23 2013, 13:56 ET