Best Buy to hire fewer seasonal workers this year

But that's still 15,000 jobs that need to be filled during the holiday season. The Richfield-based electronics retailer plans to increase its regular workers' hours instead.
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But that's still 15,000 jobs that need to be filled during the holiday season. The Richfield-based electronics retailer plans to increase its regular workers' hours instead.

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