GameStop Plans to Hire 15,000 Seasonal Workers

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GameStop Inc. plans to hire about 15,000 seasonal, part-time workers to help with the holiday rush, the video game retailer said Tuesday.

The company usually hires temporary employees in the fall, until Dec. 24, and it said Tuesday the number of the new part-time workers this year is "consistent with" its seasonal hiring in 2008 and 2007."

The move will temporarily increase the company's employee base by 46 percent. The number of its in-store "game advisors" — people who help shoppers pick out video games — will grow by about 78 percent.

Shares of GameStop, the world's largest video game retailer, rose 24 cents to $24.32 in morning trading.