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Best Buy goes on massive hiring spree ahead of holiday season

The retailer is holding hiring events this week.
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If you're looking for some seasonal work during the holidays, Best Buy is hiring this week.

The Richfield-based retailer says it will be hiring "thousands of people" across the U.S. as it gears up for the busiest shopping season of the year.

It will be holding hiring fairs this Thursday and Friday between noon and 7 p.m. in individual Best Buy stores, with people urged to apply either in person, or online here.

Walk-ins are welcome as well, with interviews happening on the same day with the potential for "on-the-spot offers." Alternatively, you can reserve an interview spot here.

The retailer will also be hiring warehouse workers, and will hold a hiring fair on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at its Bloomington warehouse at 6205 W. 111th St.

According to CNBC, the National Retail Federation expects retailers to hire between 530,000 and 590,000 temporary employees this year.

What's more, retailers have been better pay and benefits to potential workers amid the current low unemployment levels, which is making it hard to companies to find staff.  

Target is among the biggest hirers this holiday season, announcing last month it'll be taking on 133,000 extra staff nationwide.

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