Store manager Christina Whitt (left) jokes with customer Kelly Stenhouse (right) last month at a Toys R Us store in San Jose, Calif. Workers Mitzi Solorio, second from left, and Crystal Gomez stand in background and are former seasonal employees now working full time for the chain. Retailers are dangling lots of incentives to lure temporary holiday workers in a tight labor market. That includes increased pay, additional discounts and more flexibility in schedules.
Store manager Christina Whitt (left) jokes with customer Kelly Stenhouse (right) last month at a Toys R Us store in San Jose, Calif. Workers Mitzi Solorio, second from left, and Crystal Gomez stand in background and are former seasonal employees now working full time for the chain. Retailers are dangling lots of incentives to lure temporary holiday workers in a tight labor market. That includes increased pay, additional discounts and more flexibility in schedules. Marcio Jose Sanchez The Associated Press
Store manager Christina Whitt (left) jokes with customer Kelly Stenhouse (right) last month at a Toys R Us store in San Jose, Calif. Workers Mitzi Solorio, second from left, and Crystal Gomez stand in background and are former seasonal employees now working full time for the chain. Retailers are dangling lots of incentives to lure temporary holiday workers in a tight labor market. That includes increased pay, additional discounts and more flexibility in schedules. Marcio Jose Sanchez The Associated Press

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