Holiday Central

Retailers can't find enough workers to fill holiday job openings

A job seeker speaks with recruiters from The Home Depot at a RecruitMilitary veterans job fair in Cleveland.
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With fewer Americans out of work, there is more money in shoppers' wallets this holiday season, but a tighter labor market isn't an all-around win for the industry.

As retailers from Toys R Us to Target kick off their seasonal recruiting efforts, they're competing for a smaller pool of candidates.