Toys R Us to Hire 40,000 for the Holidays

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If you're looking for a seasonal job, here's your chance. Toy retailer Toys R Us announced Thursday that it would hire 40,000 workers this holiday season. Beginning this week and running through November, the company is accepting applications for a range of jobs around the U.S.

In a press release, Executive Vice President of Human Resources Dan Caspersen said "We are proud to create tens of thousands of jobs across the country this Christmas, while providing the potential for hardworking individuals to find a permanent position with us."

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In previous years, the company has hired between 35,000-45,000 holiday workers. And with millions of Americans still out of work, the holidays will offer an opportunity to earn some extra cash. According to a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement firm that tracks hiring and firing, companies are expected to hire around the same or less than last year's 627,600 jobs from October through December.

While Toys R Us says some holiday jobs may turn into full-time positions, that certainly won't be a reality for many seasonal workers this year as companies remain reluctant to hire permanently amid a sluggish economy.





Toys R Us to Hire 40,000 for the Holidays

Can you believe that it's approaching that time of year already? Following are the Toys R Us Fabulous 15, representing the best new toys of the holiday season (listed in alphabetical order):

Air Hogs Hyper Actives from Spin Master

Air Swimmers eXtreme from Animal Planet

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Dolls from MGA Entertainment

LeapPad Explorer from LeapFrog

Monster High Fearleading 3-Pack from Mattel

Moshi Monsters Moshling 3-Pack Mini-Figures from Spin Master

My Keepon from Wow! Stuff

NERF Vortex Vigilon from Hasbro

Ninjago Lightning Dragon Battle from LEGO Systems, Inc.

Poppin' Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper from Playskool

Power Wheels Dune Racer from Fisher-Price

Radica Fijit Friends from Mattel

Sesame Street Let's Rock! Elmo from Hasbro

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure from Activision

The Trash Pack Garbage Truck from Moose Toys

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