Retailers pare back their seasonal hiring to prepare for ho-hum holidays

Brick-and-mortar stores scale back seasonal hiring over concerns about consumer spending for Black Friday, Christmas shopping

By: - November 20, 2023 4:00 am
Black Friday shoppers walk through the Flatirons Crossing mall

Black Friday shoppers walk through the Flatirons Crossing mall on Nov. 26, 2021, in Broomfield, Colorado. Retailers, worried that shoppers are cutting back their holiday spending this year, are hiring fewer seasonal workers in 2023. (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

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Casey Quinlan
Casey Quinlan

Casey Quinlan is an economy reporter for States Newsroom, based in Washington, D.C. For the past decade, Quinlan has reported on national politics and state politics, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, labor issues, education, Supreme Court news and more for publications including The American Independent, ThinkProgress, New Republic, Rewire News, SCOTUSblog, In These Times and Vox.